My chairs are made with 4/4 lumber yellow wood outdoor lumber. In Florida we have bad storms in the afternoon that blow in from the gulf. These chairs will be there after the storm. They are put together with 2 1/2 deck screws and galvanized carriage bolts. If you want to get some sun you can recline flat or sit up for evening cocktails. I finish these chairs with Behr stain. They are done the color of your choice, just send me a email with the color and I can match it.