Buying guide for garden picnic tables | How to choose a wooden garden picnic table

A picnic table can add another dimension to your garden. They’re a great social, seating solution which are affordable and providing you purchase one of good quality, will be enjoyed by you, your family and friends for years to come. If you’re currently carrying out some research you will start to notice there are hundreds, if not thousands of options! We’ve listed a few helpful points which will hopefully make your buying experience a little easier…

Look for low maintenance

Of course you will want to be enjoying your picnic table more than looking after it! All of our timber picnic tables are pressure treated, meaning they have had preservatives forced into the wood which repels anything which could damage it over time such as insects and water. This means you can start using it straight away without having to worry about adding a coat of protectant! After it has weathered, you will need to start adding a protectant on a yearly basis, but this isn’t much to ask in order to keep it looking great and for it to last as long as possible.

Will it match your garden?

There are lots of options on the market such as plastic tables, concrete and aluminium, but in our opinion you can’t beat the type of look a timber picnic table provides. They are obviously made from a natural material which provides a more rustic effect which you would expect in a garden environment, and it will most likely match your other garden furniture, timber fencing and decking, far better than any other material would.

Think about the size

You will need to consider the space in which your picnic table will sit, in order for it to be accessible for you and your guests. Whilst enjoying some alfresco dining you will want to be comfortable so think about how many people you would like to be able to sit around it. We offer two different sizes of rectangular timber picnic table, the most popular shape, so you have an element of choice depending on how much space you have to work with.

Consider the delivery

Although the majority of timber picnic tables will arrive flat packed, they are still a rather large item so be sure to check the delivery costs as you could think you were getting a good price until you’re charged a huge amount of top in order to get it to you! We provide free UK mainland delivery, and it will be with you within 48 hours.

Cover up!

It would be a good idea to purchase a suitable cover for your timber picnic table, or you could already have something at home which will do the job. During the cold and wet months when you won’t be using the timber picnic table much, this will help to protect it from the elements, reducing the possibility of rot.

Ultimately a timber picnic table in our opinion is the way to go. They’re low maintenance, last a long time and will look really stylish and surely impress your visitors!

If you would like to know more about our range of pressure treated timber picnic tables, please give us a call on 01409 231763 and our friendly team will be happy to help you.