Since I mostly had plywood lying around, I'd thought I'd try and see what a plywood inlay would look like. Using the Dark Knight symbol as the inlay.
I also tried Shou Sugi Ban (Japanese fire burning) for the first time, to stain the legs.
For more pictures and details, have a look at my blog Home Tree Atlas.
Step 1: The Template
Step 2: Cutting the Inlay
Cutting strips of plywood the size of the template. Then glued and clamped them together.
Step 3: Cutting the Inlay
Used a jigsaw to cut out the inlay
Step 4: Cutting Out the Bench
Traced the cut out inlay onto a sheet of plywood, then cut it out using a jigsaw.
Step 5: Glueing the Bench Together
Glued together the top and bottom part of the plywood bench together
Step 6: The Legs
Made some simple legs out of pine. Cut out notches for it to slot onto the bench.
Step 7: Shou Sugi Ban
Burning the top layer of the wood protects it. I was doing it mostly to get the dark color. Need to brush off the soot after burning.