It's ready for delivery and ultimately to be painted. Painting it is her choice. She's going to match her already painted dining room table and chairs. Although painting it would not be my first choice, it's her bench so I didn't say a word.
This was my first project made from over-sized S2S wood. First use of my planer. A jointer would have helped. Instead, I made a edge jointer jig for my table saw fence. It works fine for short boards, but it's tough to joint a 8/4 x 10 x 6' board, especially in my small shop.
I used three 8/4 x 8' poplar boards, one of which was twisted as some of you may recall from my "Is My Planer Set Up Correctly" thread. Probably not the best choice for first-time planer use but I managed.
The design is essentially 100% my daughter's. I offered her options (straight legs or angled, flat seat or grooved, location of stretcher, etc.) The result was based on her choices.
60"L x 14"W x 18"H
Comments, questions and concerns most assuredly welcome.