First of all, I have quickly learned that outdoor projects in the middle of summer in Houston are miserable! Even with two fans blowing directly on me in the garage, I still lost about 5 pounds in sweat! Nonetheless, I was motivated to finish these benches for our patio table so that we could actually use it in the fall (which is around November in Houston). These were a relatively simple build since I was just making "mini tables" that match what I had already built. I chose to leave the center beams out from the original plans, but these came out sturdy and match our table perfectly! At only 6 feet long, we can comfortably seat 4 people on each side with plenty of elbow room. With a bench on each side and the ability to add a chair to each end of the table, I think we will have more than enough seating space with this table for years to come. With the addition of an outdoor rug and some accessories for the table, our outdoor dining set is now complete!