I made this table and chairs for my 1 year old nephew. He is still a little small for it but the table and chairs are both very sturdy. The table top is a one piece, 24 x 36 ,edge glued pine board. I used the one piece table top as an alternative to screwing the 3 boards together. I followed the plans for the table for the most part. As for the chairs, I followed the plan to build the seat base. For the legs of the chairs I took advise from carongirls' table and chair brag post and used 2x2's. I used 1x3's to stiffen the chair legs. I also lengthened the table legs and chair legs by 2 inches.