This bench was built from a single piece of lumber (3 x 12 x 10 feet) from a long-ago destroyed dock, washed up into our yard during Hurricane Sandy. We came up with the notion of an almost gothic, pew-like bench. We cut it into three pieces, then decided it would look elegant to have the side pieces at an angle. The triangular pieces that we then cut from the ends of the seat made for perfect supports between it and the uprights. It’s currently in the garden because we have no room for it in the house!