STYLE SELECTIONS - Outdoor Dining Sets (3)
Some dining furniture sets come with umbrellas, attached tables, and benches for versatility. There are sets with square, round, and rectangular tables in metal, wood, and plastic. Browse patio and outdoor furniture sets, swings, hammocks, and gazebos to create a backyard haven.
Make any gathering more memorable with al fresco dining. The right outdoor dining set provides a lovely place to sit and enjoy a relaxing meal while you soak up the sun. You can choose from a wide range of settings to find one that suits your preference.
The material of a dining furniture set is one of the most important considerations. For instance, a wooden table and chair set has a more organic and natural look than a metal ensemble. Glass outdoor furniture sets are easy to keep clean and require relatively low maintenance. Metal pieces tend to have powder coatings or other exterior treatments to prevent weather damage.
Folding chairs are a lightweight option you can stow away in the shed, dining room, or other convenient space. Traditional chairs are strong enough to bear heavy weights. Many outdoor dining sets come with stackable chairs. They’re stable and strong but take up less space in storage. Opt for additional outdoor seating and ottomans with padding and compartments underneath to keep your place settings, candles, bug repellent, and other items close at hand and to accommodate additional guests.
Consider the weather in your area and your existing garden vegetation. If you keep your table under a large awning or tree, you might not need any extra shade. Otherwise consider an outdoor furniture set that has a hole in the middle of the table. You can use this to hold an umbrella in place to block the sun and to help keep rain from hitting your dishes.
Outdoor dining sets are available in large kits that include an entire ensemble — chairs, tables, umbrella, and more. Or opt for piecemeal components, such as one or two chairs at a time. This is ideal if you’re upgrading an existing set to add room for more guests or providing seating in a smaller area.