We have been wanting a bench for our table for a while. It would allow the kids to sit closer together at the table and keep us from needing to get a new table for a while longer. Adrian sent some time a the beginning of his Christmas break, researching bench design, and talking with a friend who works with wood about what he would need to make a bench. (He uses any leftover vacation days around Christmas, so this year, he took about 2 weeks off from before Christmas until just after New Year's.) After all the researching, he and Kyle bought all the supplies, cut, sanded, stained, and assembled the bench. It took much more time than Adrian expected, but the end result is wonderful!