Yesterday I posted all about my deck, and a big piece of it is the custom bench my friend's husband made for me. He created a bunch of items for their wedding last year and redid their own outdoor patio. It pays to have handy & creative friends! Visit The Workshop for more details and items he makes.
They sent me these pictures of the design process after we had picked out the wood. He and I chatted about how I wanted it to look, and it was exactly what I wanted (inspiration). He had his work cut out for him creating a piece 7 feet long. Originally, we talked about staining the wood, but he opted to just sand it down with no stain, allowing for a more natural, weathered look over time. I completely agree!