Patio & Garden Tables

Garden Tables Have Many Uses in Outdoor Living

Whether it's a potting table for the greenhouse, a wooden picnic table for family gatherings, or a little table for the kids, garden tables play an important role in outdoor living. Styles and materials range from simple to sophisticated, depending on budget, taste, and use. If you're looking for new furniture for entertaining in the garden, eBay has an assortment to fit into your garden and meet your outdoor decoration needs.

What is your style?

Do you enjoy serving burgers and hot dogs in a casual atmosphere, or is a cloth-covered table with candlelight more your style? First, decide what shape of table fits your space. If the area is long and narrow, go with a rectangular or an oval model. If the space has similar dimensions on all sides, consider a round or square table. If you're lucky enough to have an area big enough to do anything you please, think about an arrangement of small tables for intimate settings.

What kind of material is good for a garden table?

Old classics like aluminum and metal can give a contemporary or vintage look, depending on the way they're made and finished, and resin is an affordable, long-lasting option that can mimic wicker or wood. Natural hardwood like teak or treated wood also holds up well outside. Plastic is an affordable alternative that can be combined with other materials, and a log table is an artsy rendition of a tried-and-true style. A glass or wood top works with almost any other type of material.

What is Polywood?

Polywood is a brand name for a wood alternative that is friendly to the environment and made mostly from recycled materials. You can leave it outside all yearlong, it looks like wood, and it doesn't splinter or crack. Styles cover the gamut from Adirondack and beach chairs to traditional seating arrangements. The furniture requires no painting, staining, or waterproofing.

What are other kinds of outdoor tables?

If you spend a lot of time outside or do your projects there, you'll need different kinds of tables, such as adjustable tables for folding and storing, work tables for crafting or planting, and accent tables for holding your drink while you take a break. You can also choose from a variety of coffee tables, end tables, and bistro tables for small spaces or traditional dining sets for garden parties.