This bench is made of old floorboards salvaged from various apartments in Berlin. Many of these boards have been painted over the years and in some cases have up to 5 or 6 layers of paint that through careful sanding, can be partially exposed. The boards interlock at the ends of the bench giving the joint a lot of strength and the design a nice detail.
The bench is reinforced with a single crossbeam underneath in the middle, that gives it more than enough stability so that it does not bend when even several people sit on it. It is finished with oil and has a smooth, slightly satin finish.