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How to Choose an Outdoor Dining Table?

Jun. 14, 2022

Outdoor Dining Table and Chairs

Eating outdoors is one of life's great pleasures. What could be better than sitting outside on a nice afternoon or a nice evening and breaking bread with family and friends? Creating the perfect dining experience is an art - you need a delicious meal, great drinks, distinguished guests, and beautiful furnishings.


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While there's nothing we can do when it comes to creating a storm in the kitchen, we've got you covered when it comes to the best outdoor dining furniture. That's why we've put together this comprehensive guide to choosing the right tables, chairs, and other furniture for the perfect dining experience.


Read on to learn how to create the perfect space for your next outdoor dinner party.


Step 1 - Choose the right table for your dining room

The dining table is the heart of your dining space, so it's crucial to get it right. Think about the type of dining experience you want to create. For more formal meals and dinners, you may want a longer round or square table. For more informal gatherings, a round dining table may be perfect.


You'll need to match the size of the table to the number of people you want to serve. Don't be shy - family and friends will be begging for invitations when word gets out about how wonderful it is to dine at home! In other words, go for a few place settings that are larger than you usually do. Even if you don't fill the table every time, the extra space will make it easier to walk around, sit and relax.


Table Form and Function - Points to Consider


Consider the height of the dining table carefully. Lower tables are better for relaxing and enjoying casual evenings, while taller tables mean people sit longer, which is more appropriate for more formal gatherings.

If you have young children, you may want a slightly lower table so that they can get in and out of their chairs more easily and get to their food more easily.


Look at the placement of the legs on the table - this will affect where you can easily place chairs and seat guests.

Think about the overall size of your table and how much space you will need when it is surrounded by chairs. Make sure you have enough room on your deck or patio to hold the table and chairs comfortably while allowing people to move around easily.

If you want to install a shade, look for a dining table with a center hole.


Step 2 - Choose the right dining chairs for your space

Your guests will want to relax in nice chairs while they enjoy their meal. You can choose chairs that match your table or mix it up a bit and go for an eclectic alternative design. We recommend buying dining chairs in sets of two - if you do this, you can get several of the same design and one of the other. For simplicity's sake, you can easily purchase a complete dining set - a table with two, four, or six matching chairs.


Dining chair form and function - key points to consider

Choose chairs that match the height of the table so they don't hit your knees!

Consider how much space people will need to move easily between chairs and choose the correct number and size of chairs accordingly.


Choose colors and styles that will complement your table and the entire outdoor space.

Step 3 - Choose the right material for your table

Tableware is available in a variety of materials - softwoods such as pine, hardwoods such as oak and teak, wicker, HDPE wood, and aluminum are all available. When choosing the right material for your tableware, you need to consider several factors.


Durability - how long will your dining table last when left outside?

Maintenance - how easy is your tableware to maintain?

Appearance - what will your dining table look like over time?

Surface - How well does the surface resist food and drink?

Comfort - How comfortable and luxurious will your dining table be?

Weight - How easy is it to move the table and how well will it hold up to the weather?

Price - how much value for money will you get from the table?

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