Simplified Knock-Down Bench
The bench is designed so it dis-assembles easily for easy transport and storage.
Some medieval seating was quite simple and easy to build. The decorative support rails (stretchers) are certainly required for stability however the decorative edges are just a matter of choice.
This style of this knock-down bench appeared through the fifteenth and sixteenth century paintings and illustration. You could use any material to construct this bench but I would suggest a hardwood for strength. Also keep in mind grain direction, be sure that any stress areas have the wood grain running in the strongest direction. Because of the bench design this shouldn’t be a concern as the grain should be running the correct direction naturally.