The design for this bench kicked around in my head for several years as I worked out the details. The wait was worth it. Clients love the curvaceous seat and legs, with their subtle but noticeable Asian influence. And being a native of New England, where frugality is prized, I take pleasure in knowing that very little wood is wasted when I make the seat. The offcuts from shaping the top are glued to the underside so that the top and bottom curves run parallel, a technique I first developed when making rocking-chair seats.

From Fine Woodworking #215