This was my first piece using random wood I had lying around mixed in with pallet wood. It does not have a stain as those are the natural colors of the wood pieces. I wanted a cabinet outside to hide all of my gardening junk! I use it to keep all of my gardening essentials in and out of the weather. The hardest part for me is getting things square. I was able to put it together in a day. However, I added the doors on at a later date. This project was before I purchased pneumatic nail guns and was put together with screws. I did not have a chop/miter saw at that time either so I used a circular saw to cut the boards. Some of the wood are treated lumber that I picked up off freecycle.com.