Just got done competing these benches for a special order.
They were made from 100%, 1851 barnwood timbers, even the slats & seats were sliced and diced from the timbers. Couldnt use the siding as it was only 5/8 and the back and seats are made 1" inch thick.
The back (sides) was tilted 5 degree, next time going 7 degree. Made the back with 2 pcs dowelled to create the 5 degree, never again. Didnt have thick enough wood to make it out of one pc.
Not bragging, but didnt have a print so had to wing it. Next time will get a print to make it go faster.
Also completed three other projects that came all together at once, will be getting pictures tommorrow.