I want to build simple bench, as I don't have an extensive expertise in woodworking. The outdoor bench will be a present for my wife's birthday, so it has to look nice and be durable. Until now I haven't done much, except for finding some plans that suit my needs http://www.howtospecialist.com/outdoor-furniture/free-garden-bench-plans/ Are these plans good for a woodworking beginner? And I also want to know what kind of materials should I use to make it look good. Thank you in advance for your help.