Last year I found a 30×30 inch square cafe/bistro-patio table at a mid Summer sale at Lowe’s, so I bought it. At the end of the season, they were getting rid of leftover Summer lawn furniture at rock-bottom/drastically reduced prices; I bought a second table and four matching stackable chairs. I’m soo glad I did.
When I put the two tables outside this Spring, I noticed when I placed them next to each other, they became about the same size as a picnic table, and could easily accommodate 6 people eating. If I separated the two tables a bit, 8 people could easily eat at the two 30 inch square tables.
The reasons I like having two small tables versus one large picnic table are threefold. 1..I can easily pick up the tables by myself and move them when it’s time to cut the grass. The tables are light, but heavy enough so they are not moved/toppled by strong winds. 2..Having a pierced grate kind of top allows light to filter downward to the ground, so the grass stays green under the tables. 3..At the end of the outdoor dining season, the tables can easily be used in the cellar, or stacked one on top of the other, as are the outdoor chairs.
Finally, If you are thinking about purchasing a picnic table, but are concerned about size, weight, and Winter storage, etc, I say consider two square 30 inch bistro/cafe tables and some stackable chairs. If I weren’t in love with mine, I wouldn’t be telling you about them here.
Companion Post ..Turn your Deck Planter into a Drink Station for your next Outdoor Event 5-29-2012, Siting a Garden Shed on Your Property 6-9-2012, (to see my table and chairs read).. A look at My July 2012 Garden here at Whimsey Hill 7-24-2012