I made a set of stools for my mother-in-law to use as plant stands on her new deck. It was my first real experience working with cedar and I'm not really fond of how it splits and splitters with every cut. I was happy with how they turned out. The slatted top gave me a chance practice cutting and fitting tongue and groove and i didn't think i did too bad. The biggest problem i had was probably do to the play in my miter gauge and my cheap table saw. Over all i really enjoyed working on these and my mother-in-law really liked them. Thanks for looking.