I finally got to make something other than cabinet doors this week. I hardly have time to read the forum these days, let alone participate. Anyway, I had to make these for an auction for my son's school. I used Lee Valley's plans because they had engineered the folding feature and I didn't want to have to think much about this project. I did end up calling them to clear up some ambiguity in the plans, but all in all, it is a nice design. I used tigerwood decking from one of my hardwood suppliers. For the arms, which are wider than the 1 x 6 decking, I used some jatoba, which was a good color match and should hold up OK to weather if it is sealed/finished. The hardware and screws are all stainless. It took at least 2 days for the first run through, including making 1/4" plywood patterns. Next time, I'll be able to crank them out. I finished them up just in time to drag them into the parking lot for some sunset photos. Now, I want some for my deck (with more curves)!