The chair is beech, and the table is beech, poplar, and silver maple. The beech is finished with wax only. The table is painted with milk paint with wax over. I adapted the table from Ejner Handberg's book of measured Shaker furniture. The chair is in the style of the Shaker community at Enfield, New Hampshire, using Kerry Pierce's plan. The drop leaf allows the table to be moved closer to the wall when not in use. My wife will be using these for sewing.