Really nice cedar and really poor cedar all look the same when covered with dirt and potting mud.
I live in the interior western red cedar/Hemlock biogeoclimatic zone. So cut or split cedar mills are side by side, just out of town
I can't see the point of nice benches for production. Maybe just me, but I can't.
I have many others to sit on and use for table space for BBQ. They all sit outdoors unprotected, 12 months of the year. Nice and gray now.
My outdoor benches are exactly that. Freight pallets with legs. I come from the land of freight pallets. We grow fresh freight pallets here.
I grow grapes. Well, since 2001. When I prune every spring, I save the best of the rubbish, cut it all up and start new grape vines from those garbage cuttings.
So I have maybe 100 - 150 x 750ml pots of wet muddy dirt all over the benches that I cannot afford to care about.
The rain will wash most of it off. The constant rock dust off the mountains is an equal mess all year long.
Kind of fun, actually.
I load up a few dozen and head off to the weekly farmers' market, visit with friends, eat lunch and sell new vines 2/$5.
Come and visit.