St. Louis, Missouri My father helped me build my bench…okay…he did 98% of it. I just told him what I wanted, helped get the maple wood and stained it when he was finished. I’m really happy with it. It’s so neat to have a bench made from my father’s hands, where memories will be made, that I can pass on to my daughter (11) who’s slowly learning how to metalsmith. I enjoy seeing every-ones work space…a nice insight into the artistic mind of the metal world.