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My Hubby decided to put wood handles on to each end of the seat.  Hubby went down stairs and came back up with 2 – 1¼” square blocks 4” long, and a 1¼” diameter dowel, from which he cut 2 – 8” pieces.  As I painted, my Hubby used the sanding barrel on the router and used it to create curves in the top of the blocks of wood, in which the dowels would rest.  He put everything together and drilled a hole from the top of the dowel through the wood block.