How To Choose A Picnic Table

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A picnic table is a table with benches, usually attached but not always. It is designed for use in outdoor locations for eating snacks and meals.

They are generally used in Picnic spots for dining, resting, and other activities. You can find people using them in public parks, campgrounds, amusement parks, residential backyards, and many other locations.

They can also be used indoors if necessary. Picnic tables generally seat just a handful of people like a family or a couple but longer picnic tables can seat up to 20 people.

There are a lot of different kinds of picnic tables, and each one has it’s pro and cons. In this article, we’ll show you five different types of picnic tables most commonly used by people everywhere.

Here are the 5 main types of Picnic Tables –

1. Picnic Tables with Attached Benches

This kind of Picnic tables comes with benches already attached to the table component itself making the whole thing a single piece. This can also be called a combination of a table and a bench.

2. Umbrella Picnic Tables

These are a special kind as they come with a fixed umbrella in the center of the table. If you picnic area gets a lot in rainy weather or sunshine, then you should consider one of these. The bottom part can be made with any traditional picnic table materials like wood, metal, etc. The umbrella protects people, food and other material kept on the table from getting wet or direct sun.

3. Detached Benches

You can figure this picnic table out by the name itself. They are the most common ones, and almost every picnic goes one of these. They are very portable as you can store the benches and table separately and each part is light in weight.

4. Metal Picnic Tables

You may not find people using them everywhere, but it is a top choice of for parks to provide them. Picnic tables made of metal typically have a lot of weight and provide stability from people and kids bouncing on them, they are almost unbreakable and stay stable on most surfaces. Theoretically, you could use these type of picnic tables either in your kitchen or your drawing room.

5. Concrete Picnic Tables

These are the most durable picnic table, and if you have the money to buy it, then it is a fantastic deal. You won’t be able to move it around easily, and it is made for keeping it in a fixed location only like your backyard or farmhouse. They are also almost unbreakable.

We researched a lot of websites to bring you our list of picnic tables including: Walmart Picnic Tables, Park Warehouse Picnic Tables, and The National Park Service.

This list was curated after looking into different opinions of experts and publications around the globe.

Thank you for reading the article and let us know if we have missed out anything either via email or in the comments section.

Here’s a video tutorial from Modern Builds on how to build a solid all-wood picnic table.

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