The 1″ x 2″ benchwork is strong and stable at this point.
I always do my best work when I take my time. The benchwork on the west side was hurried into place, with unsatisfactory results. The first problem was an error in measurement resulting in the section being too large. Secondly, I mounted the support brace to the wall before finishing all the benchwork. This weakened the wall support brace. These issues would haunt me if I did not remove the section and build it properly, so today, I did just that. I’m much happier and it is much closer to the initial drawings.