A couple weeks ago I delivered this hickory entry bench to a friend/client. He loves all things hickory and hates the word plywood.
The entire piece is built of glue ups, if you have worked with hickory you will appreciate that it often has a mind of its own when it comes to being straight and flat. I used somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 Dominos in the assembly and I'm positive I couldn't have finished it as well, or as quickly, without my Domino.
I finished the piece with a coat of "natural" finish (basically oil) and sprayed three coats of Minwax Polycrylic. This was my first time using my new-to-me (used) Lex Are 60-C spray rig - light years ahead of my old compressor-driven gun.