So, yesterday morning I cleared out the back of the Compact Royce, drove back to the supermarket, and loaded her up. Then came the nightmare bit; I HAD TO PUT THE BLOODY THINGS TOGETHER!!!
The second one went better, and with just a few slight accidents, and more drilling, I got the job done reasonably quickly.
When put end to end (up at the tree house) they will allow 10 to dine comfortably (as long as I buy a couple of extra chairs for the two ends).
This really will be THE LAST TIME I buy self-assembly furniture. NEVER AGAIN!!! (I have a feeling I've said that before).
p.s. I should add that the benches were guaranteed to withstand a weight of 220 kgs; some of my friends and family are 'big tall lads', so I've cautiously reinforced underneath each one with a hefty piece of timber (not shown).