When deciding between a wood or plastic chair, consider how you will be using it. The plastic chairs are often UV protected and have a finish that requires no maintenance, so they are ideal for outdoor banquets and events. The wood chairs have a stained finish and a laminated solid wood seat that is often guaranteed not to crack or warp. No screws are used in the manufacturing process of most of the wooden models. The joints are held together with bolts instead, allowing for a seamlessly smooth exterior. Bolts also add the support and durability needed to withstand the stress of constant use.