I watched a Jimmy Diresta YouTube video and was inspired to build a slab bench/table for my wife. I visited a local mill and walked around the lumber yard and noticed a large 4-inch thick pine board sitting in a pile of wood in a far corner. I brought it home and sat for a while sketching a number of designs. I finally settled on a simple steel base with a curved arch for strength.
Pine bench made from steel and reclaimed wood.