I got the base idea from Ana White’s outdoor couch and thought adding edge-glued would create a much more solid look. After modifying the blueprints a bit to fit the edge-glued, I started off building the frame.
Added the edge-glued panels & sanded all the corners down,
and begin to apply some color.
Usually I’d go with a clear stain that shows more of the characteristics of the wood, but decided on an outdoor deck-stain to help last it through the Okanagan winters.