We were trying to figure out a good seating arrangement for all 7 of us at the kitchen table. We have a dining room, but it is carpeted and I'm not up for taking up the carpet and putting in new flooring and I'm not up for cleaning the carpet weekly. I also like to have that room for the kids to do legos/geo trax/ puzzles/ trains/ Lincoln logs and gate it off from the little kids.
We decided Matt would build benches and I would paint them. They have storage in them and turned out fabulous. Now we just need to find time for Matt to build us a table.