This is a classic farm table wood bench designed with straight legs made with 100% cherry wood. Cherry is a very strong light-colored hardwood that darkens over time; this process is accelerated by heat and sunlight and may darken as much as 30% in the first year into a deeper golden brown. Cherry also has a closed grain hardwood making it smooth to the touch. Typical bench width is 15 inches. If purchasing with a table, we recommend a bench length of 15 inches less than the table. The same length of table will maximize seating yet not be able to tuck underneath the table.