All it needed was an added brace. In order to do that I had to cut an inch from each of the three cleats. I also wasn't pleased with the spacing of the boards for the seat so I amended them too.
So here is the new and improved bench.
You can see the added support on the back. It also makes it look more complete.
The spacing is even. Woohooo!
I've made amendments to the supply list in the last post.
Now I think St. Joesph would be pleased. Off to figure out what colour to stain. Hmmmmm.