It's all on the table.
The patio extends your space out through the back door and into a world where the beauty of the outdoors and the comfort of your home combine. It's a gathering place for friends and family, which means everyone will be bringing along their stuff. Plates, glasses, books, tablets, homework, magazines, hors d'oeuvres, and more all find their way to the patio when the weather's warm, and that means you need a table! Patio tables take as many forms in as many styles as another other type of table, but they do it with weather-resistance.
No matter how you say it (the British Al-You-Min-Ee-Um is fun), aluminum has changed outdoor furniture for the better. Aluminum patio tables are the ultimate combination of light weight and heavy-duty. They're cast in a wide variety of styles, as they can be powder-coated with nearly any type of finish or made to look like almost any other metal. These tables take well to either a glass top design or surprisingly elegant metalwork. Look for aluminum tables in all sizes from 2-person bistro chat sets to full-family dining.
It's definitely heavy metal, but many people think it rocks. Wrought iron patio furniture is far from new, and with good reason - it lasts forever. Old-fashioned metalworking techniques bring out elegant scroll patterns in cute iron bistro sets and chat tables, often finished with tile tops. The level of detail in these table is great for creating an accent area on any patio.
Would you try a wood table on your patio? We would. Today's wooden patio tables offer classic looks that match beautifully with other wooden outdoor furniture, like the popular Cabos collection. Weatherproof finishes on wood keep tables from warping or rotting (generally a good idea for something you'll use for dining), but allow attractive natural weathering to occur. If you're going coastal or rustic with your outdoor décor, we would recommend starting here.
Plastic has moved WAY beyond the kids table. Today, manufacturers are reconstituting the world's most versatile material into outdoor furniture that's totally weatherproof, nicely tough and durable, and surprisingly attractive. There are resins near undetectable from real wood, colors designed from fun, and designs that fit into nearly any outdoor lifestyle. With recycled plastic, you can enjoy your environment knowing you've done it a favor.
Resin wicker is a jack of all trades. This unique material has the look and feel of timeless wicker with the incredible ease of hose-off cleaning and total weatherproofing. It's also extremely versatile, lending itself to incredible executions in modern, transitional, and traditional styles. Many of these attractive patio tables are part of complete patio collections that include matching chairs, side tables, and much, much more.