This is all about joinery. Found the plans online and had some real fun with this project. I use these horses every single day. White ash beam from my yard tree, cherry legs, hickory stretcher, cocobolo wedges, Douglas fir feet. Wedged mortise is way tighter than I thought it would be. One of the most useful tools in the shop. Oh, yes, finished with walnut oil. You can see how beautiful the wood is before & after oil. I use it as a sit down bench among other uses.