This is my 4th footstool and my style is evolving. I am moving away from the natural edge design and into the arc style. I made an arc style walnut bench earlier. It's just a natural evolution. This one is made from cherry, the top is 2 1/2" thick by 18" wide. It stands 13" high. After completion, I decided that it's just a little too small. The next ones will be taller and wider. The finish came out better than I expected. I am delighted with the results of this project and am inspired to go this route.