This is my first venture into building anything that is not sanded, stained and top coated to the hilt. My daughter in law brought me a picture and said she would love to have one. The table and bench are made from pine 2×4’s, while the 4 chairs are made from pine and maple. The seats on the chairs are pine and are scooped slightly. The finish she wants is stained with general finishes gray jell stain, then white washed with mix of 1part off white paint and 2 parts water. To each his own. Thanks for looking.