Funny, the things women want you to build. I have been asked to build a heart shaped bench, with hearts cut in it. Sort of building on the fly here, using 1&1/4" soft maple. The bench bottom design I got from a book of plans , for a shaker bench. I just have to sand and fasten the bench together, then prime and paint it satin white. The bench and shelf will reside in a large basement bathroom, on an angled wall by the shower.