These benches will last a lifetime!
The tops go on the benches today, and although it feels like it took forever to build these, we really only spent about 35 hours building 8 benches. I'm all about the effeciency of building things - we knocked these out with the help of jigs and tool set-ups that allowed us to cut mortise and tenons very quickly.
Speaking of friends - check out this video of some very helpful friends, helping with a barn raising in Ohio.
Now THAT is team work!