Many traditional designs of folding tables and folding chairs created a very cumbersome project for setup and take down. The problems with these previous versions of tables and chairs is that the material was not well suited for transportation and frequent set up and take down. These folding tables used heavy particle board or wood table tops. The steel used on the frame of the tables and chairs was also not prepared to withstand the abuses of outside use. Lifetime tables and chairs created a great alternative for the traditional folding table and chair design. Using a blow-molded plastic table top for their tables, and plastic for their seats and backs on their folding chairs, Lifetime has eliminated these previous problems.