All that remains is a bit of final sanding and finishing with 3-4 coats of Watco natural.
A few notes on construction:
The lumber is reclaimed walnut. Boards measured a whisker under 2x5. Thes e boards were previously door frames at a bank and I bought about 100 linea r feet for $100. Built a coffee table and TV stand earlier and had 70 feet or so remaining. Hence, the bench.
The trestles and stringers were aligned with 10mm dominos (two for each joi nt), glued and secured with 5/16 4" lag bolts.
3/4 inch dog holes were drilled with a forstner bit. That went a lot faste r than I imagined, using the DP.
Used the 10mm dominoes again for alignment on the top glue-up. (I love thi s machine!) Local lumber yard ran it through their wide-belt sander for $6 and change.
Vise jaws are hard maple and for those of you who saw my earlier post on th e out-of-parallel tail vise, my jointer solution worked fine ... and safely .
I plan on adding a three-drawer cabinet on half the lower shelf.
Thanks to all how offered advice and encouragement!!!