This table was made for a friend who has three kids and babysits kids at her house. She says she can fit eight kids on it at one time! I followed Ana's plan for the bigger kids picnic table as closely as I could using the dimensions of the wood that I had. In this table local hickory for the tops and poplar for the legs were used. I had to recruit my older brother's help in building this one because I'm pregnant and needed his help in manipulating the larger boards and painting it. Thanks big bro!