This was a fun project. I built this one using some short pieces of 2” X 12” I had left over from building stringers for my deck / porch stairs. I ripped the 2” X 8”s and the 2” X 4”s on my table saw. However, the longest pieces were just under 5 foot. So, mine is a “5 Foot Farmhouse Bench”. I basically shortened the bench by 6” on each end. I did the dados with my router after joining the 2” X 8” s for the seat. The finish is a Bombay Mahogany stain with clear satin polyurethane.