Take a look at some of the benches produced by members of Marc Spagnuolo's Wood Whisperer Guild. Click here for the gallery.
Marc has made some changes to the Guild site of late, but most notably you can now purchase projects ala carte. The Split Top Roubo is $100. Right now, this is as close as you'll get to one-on-one instruction on building our bench. We've seen all the videos. They are excellent. Marc has solid techniques, but he also offers alternatives for those versed in different schools of work.
Definitely worth the money if you're a beginning woodworker looking to build a solid bench.