I'm so in love with this table! We altered the plans slightly by making the table wider. Enough to put 2 chairs on the end. The table will hold 12 people pretty comfortably with a lot of room in the middle for food. We added a 2x2 under the 2x4 frame instead of the sandwich look. We also mitered the corners for a more finished look. I finished with Minwax Special Walnut and applied 2 coats of oil based poly with a light scrub on final coat with steel wool.