Just finshed this bench today. It was a fun weekend project. Very simple construction, mortise and tenon and butt joints. The hardest part was laying out the curves for the cross stretchers. I used Titebond III, screws, and some brads. I hope this lasts a long time, it should in theory. The finish is Watco teak oil. All the screw holes were plugged, which may have been the most time consuming part of the entire project. As always I look forward to all your feedback, and welcome all questions, comments and solutions. Thanks.