Used 2X4’s from the local big box store. Bench is 33”w X 78”l X 39”h. Finished with a walnut stain and several coats of shellac. Added quick release vise. Inspired from Paul’s 11 part YouTube video series from 4 years ago. Can’t say enough about how great of an experience it was to hand chop the mortise holes as well as using a hand plane. You really do get a feel for how will respond and when to plane in a different direction depending on the resistance you feel. I wish I took that into consideration more before I glued everything up as a group….at least I think it may have helped some.