Once again, food figured prominently in the project. Here’s M (rendered somewhat more anonymous for the internet), demonstrating his ability to eat pizza and drive screws at the same time.
And after about 50 person-hours of work over 2 days, here are the resulting benches:
They’re enormously comfortable to sit on. The two simpler ones look like the backs are very low, but they actually hit in just the right place to provide lumbar support, while the edges are just the right height for an armrest.
M and I spent part of this afternoon doing some final sanding. If all goes well, we will place them at the refuge on Saturday.