My dad made me a bench a few years ago for my birthday. It was a surprise and I just love it. Currently it needs painting and is on my list for this week. I keep in our front courtyard area, and once it's painted, I'll post pictures with the side planter boxes loaded up with colorful flowers. The bench below is a twin of mine and is for sale at "The Barn" here in town. It's super heavy and built to last.
The model is Nute my dad's dog. Dad rescued Nute from the local shelter in Turlock three years ago, just after mom went into the nursing home.