An outdoor table should be simple and well-proportioned, blending into a landscape rather than fighting it for attention.
There’s also something particularly accommodating about a round table; it’s forgiving if you need to pull up one more chair at the last minute. Here are 10 favorites; the tables below are designed to seat four people and many have a hole for an umbrella.
Above: Made of reclaimed teak “from old houses and fisher boats,” a George Round Table from Sika-Design is available in two diameters, about 47.25 inches and about 63 inches; $1,945 to $2,233 at Danish Design Store. Above: A Djuro Round Dining Table, designed by Matilda Lindblom for Skargaarden, measures 43.31 inches in diameter and is $1,800 at Danish Design Store. Above: A Crosby Teak Round Dining Table is 52 inches in diameter and has an umbrella hole in the middle of the tabletop; $1,498 from Serena & Lily. Above: The Dexter Dining Table, which expands into an oval to seat six, is made from sustainably harvested wood; on sale for $480 at West Elm. Above: A 43-inch round Barlow Tyrie Ascot Folding Table is $1,245 from Didrik’s. Above: A Barkley Round Teak Table seats four to six (with a diameter of approximately 43.3 inches). For more information and pricing, see Tectona. Above: The Mariposa Dining Table, by San Francisco–based designer Ted Boerner for Henry Hall Designs, is made of sustainably harvested teak and comes in two sizes; available to the trade. Above: From another Barlow Tyrie collection, the 59-inch Windsor Dining Table is a classic, four-legged design; $1,749 from Atlantic Patio. Above: A Regatta Natural Round Drop-Leaf Table made of FSC-certified teak seats four and is on sale for $1,169 at Crate & Barrel.
Above: Munder-Skiles’s collection of custom garden furniture includes 145 graceful designs in both wood and metal in styles that range from historical to modern. The company’s showroom is located an hour’s drive north of New York City. For pricing, contact Munder-Skiles.
If you’re furnishing an outdoor dining or lounging space, start with our curated design guide,
Decks & Patios 101 (and if you’re building a new space from scratch, see our guides to Pavers 101 and Gravel Courtyards 101). For more essential furnishings, see our updated 10 Easy Pieces posts: