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.