My husband and I have been wanting some patio furniture for a while. We wanted a large table, but it seemed that we couldn't find what we wanted for a reasonable price. So we decided to build one. Neither of us have ever built anything but we found some plans and gave it a shot. He built the table and I stained and varnished it. I also made the table runner. We love it! we hope to build many more projects in the future so we could really use some new tools!