Here is a picture of Jamie Bacon's bench (used by permission). Read about it on his blog: Plane Shavings. Notice that he put notches on the legs into the side board, as in the original engraving. Jamie told me that he really likes his front vise "but if I had it to do over, I’d have just made a portable one like the Moxon that everybody’s gone nuts about this past year." I really like the clean look of not having a front stretcher or shelf, although Jamie has since added a shelf to his.
Southern yellow pine is a nice wood for this bench. Wish we could get it here.