We live in the Pacific Northwest. The summers are hot, the winters are cold, and the days are often cloudy. But there is one thing we can always count on—a great deal of sunshine. There are few things more enjoyable than sitting outside, watching the sunset, or enjoying the cool breeze while picnicking.
So we’ve decided to share our favorite outdoor wood with you. We’ve found that the best woods for building picnic tables and garden furniture are the ones that offer the greatest durability, but are also the easiest to work with. We’ve included the specific types of wood that are best for building picnic tables and garden furniture in the table below.
This guide is by no means comprehensive, but rather gives you an idea of what kinds of woods work best for picnic table construction. So without further ado, here are the 10 best wooden tables.
Our Top 10 Picks of Wooden Picnic Table
Kids 3-in-1 Sand & Water Activity Picnic Table
2-in-1 Transforming Interchangeable Picnic Table/Garden Bench
Pilot Rock Heavy Duty Picnic Table - Made in The USA
Cosco Outdoor Living 87902DGR1E 6 ft. Picnic Table
HONEY JOY Kids Removable & Foldable Umbrella, Picnic Table
COSTWAY Folding Roll Up Outdoor Camping Beach Dining Wood Picnic
Giantex Picnic Table Bench Set with Umbrella Hole
Tangkula Picnic Table with 2 Benches
Build Your Own Picnic Table with Attached Seats
Jack and June Rectangular Picnic Table Outdoor Leisure
- 3-IN-1 DESIGN: Remove the tabletop to reveal two plastic activity bins and turn this picnic set into either a sand table or a water table! NOTE: Play-grade sand is sold separately
- PERFECT FOR SUNNY DAYS: The outdoor design means this table is a great addition to sunny days outside where lunch, play, and learning time all mesh together
- ADJUSTABLE UMBRELLA: Use the simple release system to move the umbrella up and down, providing shade even as your little one grows!
- HIGH-QUALITY CONSTRUCTION: Crafted with 100% real wood to last through years of building, playing, or munching on tasty outdoor meals while comfortably seating 4 children.
- CERTIFIED & SAFE: Designed with treated, BPA-free (in keeping with federal safety standards) natural wood so that children can have fun with this table set for years to come; OVERALL DIMENSIONS: 38″(L) x 37.75″(W) x 19.5″(H); WEIGHT CAPACITY: 220 lbs.
- 2-IN-1 TRANSFORMING CAPABILITY: Unique furniture starts as a picnic table and transforms into a garden bench in seconds, allowing you and guests to enjoy lunch or simply lounge outside
- HIGH-QUALITY COMPOSITION: Sturdy natural wood holds up to 4 people when used as a picnic table and 2 people when used as a bench; made lightweight to allow for easy mobility
- SPACE-SAVING DESIGN: Combining a bench and table together makes this outdoor furniture piece perfect for smaller spaces in your backyard, patio, garden, or deck
- BUILT-IN UMBRELLA HOLE: 1.5-diameter hole in the tabletop/backrest will fit most standard umbrellas, so you can block the area from the sun’s harmful rays
- PERFECT FOR DIY PROJECTS: The natural wood design is ideal for customization; paint it any color or style to help it complement any outdoor space perfectly.
- TABLE DIMENSIONS: 57″(L) x 54″(W) x 30.25″(H)
- BENCH DIMENSIONS: 54″(L) x 27″(W) x 33″(H)
- Weight Capacity: 380 lbs.
- Galvanized Steel Frames (Lumber is not included) – Made in the USA.
- Non-tip, Non-trip, walk-through design.
- Easy bolt together assembly with all steel components and fasteners included.
- Makes a table 4 to 8 feet long.
- Using five 2×10″ lumber planks make a tabletop 28-1/4″ wide and 28″ above the ground. Seats are 9-1/2″ wide and 16-1/2″ high. Overall table width is 58″
- Cosco’s folding outdoor picnic table comfortably holds 8 people.
- Weather-resistant stable steel frame with dark gray, wood grain resin tabletop and benches. Includes umbrella hole.
- The tabletop and bench are easy to clean and stain-resistant. UV-protected material is durable and splinter-free.
- Folds to a compact 3″ H after use for easy storage and transportation. Open dimensions are 72″ L x 57″ D x 29″ H. Folds flat to 3″ H x 72″ L x 57″ D.
- Weight capacity: Bench 800 lbs. per bench and tabletop is 700 lbs.
- Accommodates 4 Kids: This kids’ picnic table comes with a table, 2 built-in benches, removable sun umbrella, suitable for 4 small kids to sit on, play or have lunch together. This wood table and bench set feature a 35” x 13.5” tabletop, providing a spacious surface to display abundant food and beverages.
- Foldable & Removable Umbrella: There’s an umbrella hole on the table for keeping the umbrella stable. And the umbrella is made of polyester fabrics and supported by six-bone structures, which effectively protect your baby from direct sunlight and sudden rains. Your kids will absolutely love this cute picnic table with a nice umbrella!
- Selected Fir Wood: This kid’s outdoor and chair set is made of premium fir wood with environmental painting, effectively tough and healthy for long-term use. The maximum weight capacity can reach up to 135 lbs, suitable for kids age 2+.
- Great Kids Outdoor Furniture Set: Walnut color blends with white color, a perfect addition for backyard, patio, garden, and so on. Kids can share their time with friends, and family for craft time, snacking, board, and card games.
- Dimension of Picnic Table: Bench Dimension: 35″ x 6.5″ x 11″ (L x W x H); Table dimension: 35″ x 13.4″ x 20″(L x W x H) ; Umbrella Size: 51″ x 67.5″ (Dia. x H) . Note: Assembly required and umbrella can’t be sold separately.
6. COSTWAY Wood Picnic Folding Roll Up Camping Beach Dining Use Low Portable Table with Carrying Bag
- Portable Design: The weight of this table is light enough so that it is convenient for you to transport it even to remote places for holidays and vacations.
- Multi-Function: This simple but utility table can be set up in minutes, and the lightweight and sturdy features make it perfect for outdoor activities, such as camping, picnic, barbecue, fishing, parties, and more.
- Space Saving: After disassembling the table, just put the all parts into the carry bag. The compact shape of the bag helps you save much space for storing it in your cabinet.
- Water-Resistant: Our table is constructed with water-resistant and high-quality hardwood, so you can enjoy your reunions happily without any worry.
- Easy Assembly: This table needs no screws, bolts, wrench, or any other hardware tools. You can assemble it according to our detailed and clear instructions step by step easily.
- High-Quality Acacia Wood: The patio dining set will be shipped in 2 boxes. If you received 1 box, please patiently wait for the second box. Made of premium acacia wood that restores the texture of real wood, our outdoor picnic table with benches has a beautiful wood grain and bright color. Besides, it does not deform easily in a climate with high temperatures.
- Stable and Sturdy Structure: Structured by strong metal frame, this picnic table with benches is stable and sturdy. The table can hold up to 350 lbs, and each bench has the maximum weight capacity of 800 lbs.
- Perfect for Outdoor Use: The picnic table set is ideal for outdoor use so that you can enjoy your leisure time with it in the backyard, balcony, and so on. In addition, the umbrella hole design allows you to use it with a sunshade.
- A Whole Picnic Table Set: Our 3 pieces of the outdoor dining table set are sold in together. The dining table measures 70”(L) X 30”(W) X 30”(H), and each bench measures 70”(L) X 10”(W) X 18”(H). This picnic table set can accommodate up to 6 adults or 8 kids.
- Easy to Assemble: With detailed instructions and complete accessories package, you can effortlessly assemble this patio dining table set in minutes. And the smooth surface is easy to clean and can withstand the fluctuating weather while placed outside.
- Premium Acacia Wood: The picnic table bench set is made of premium acacia wood, which is super durable and sturdy without deformation for long-time outdoor use. Elegant wood texture can better fit the outdoor environment for better enjoyment.
- Picnic Table with Benches: 70” x 30” spacious tabletop can hold various items you need for picnic, including drinks, snacks, fruits, and other dishes. 2 benches installed on both sides are designed for accommodating 6-8 persons without crowding.
- Versatile with Umbrella Hole: It is a practical picnic table set for your outdoor use. You can set the table on the patio, yard, and lawn for picnic time. A 2-inch umbrella hole on the tabletop is provided to help you set an umbrella to have a sunshade when sitting outdoor.
- Heavy-duty Steel Frame: Crafted of heavy-duty steel legs, the wood bench tabletop can withstand high weights up to 350 lbs and each bench can hold weights up to 800 lbs. Powder-coated finish is wear-resistant and can withstand outdoor weather.
- Easy to Clean and Maintain: The smooth surface without burrs make it safe to touch and clean. You can clean this table bench set with a soft cloth for easy maintenance.
- RECTANGULAR PICNIC TABLE — Comfortable place to socialize with friends or family for kids or adults
- MADE OF PREMIUM REDWOOD — Clear stain finish for natural wood tone look and can be stained
- EASY ASSEMBLY — Ships partially built with detailed instructions to assemble in minutes
- ROUNDED CORNERS — Edges are rounded for added safety
- DIMENSIONS — 72″ Long x 54″ Wide x 30″ Tall and Supports 800 lbs.
If you want to build a sturdy picnic table with the best wood, pine is definitely a good choice. The reason is that pine is a softwood that is known for its toughness and durability. In addition, pine comes in several grades. The grade of pine can be identified by its thickness and density.
If you want a high-quality picnic table, you must choose pine of higher grade. However, to save money, you can also go for lower grades of pine as long as they are of sufficient strength.