I certainly was pleased with the outcome. To build the three more I had to go and pick through a goodly sized pile at the local Home Depot to get enough without checking or cracks to build them.
It takes a lot longer to glue up 2x4s, but is a lot cheaper than 8/4 hardwood.
My next ones will be Maple and Walnut. If I can get some 8/4 at a reasonable price. sigh.