Hi - Just happened across some plans for making benches in Tim
McCreight’s - The Complete Metalsmith - pages 166 -169. That might
simplify having a carpenter make the benches. Perhaps showing the
specs from the McCreight book, you could get an estimate of cost
without having to take the time to draw up your own plans.
I have inherited a few benches from my mentor - when he retired.
However, a while back, I added drawers to my first bench - and
subsequently, have great appreciation for carpentry. Spent many hours
fitting the drawers! Have fun setting up shop! Cynthia