ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Cheap Picnic Tables

Updated on June 19, 2014

Affordbale Tables for Picnic and Camping

For those of us who enjoy the outdoors, tailgating and camping, a cheap picnic table is a must-have accessory to have. This is the kind of gear that everyone should have in their car since they are lightweight and take very little space. Small and portable tables are great for camping, or even the short road trip, but they also double as affordable extra tables for when you have big get-togethers with friends and family.

The portable ones are great to have in the car or RV for those on-the-fly moments when you have found the perfect spot for a break. Most of these are collapsible, folding picnic tables that really take very little space once broken down.

Featured below is my selection of tables that fit the bill for being affordable and useful.

Image shows the Coleman Pack-Away Table with telescoping legs which is a excellent tailgating table.

Our stops along the way - Picnics create solid family bonds.

Nice location for a short picnic
Nice location for a short picnic

When I was a kid we did a lot of road trips. Most of these would be over the weekend, sometimes just over the day. This was during the 70's and at that time there weren't as many fastfood stops along the way as we see today. That of course was a good thing because you had to bring along your own food. So we would make an effort to find a calm spot with some nice scenery, pull over and set up our temporary lunch camp - which sure beats going inside a grease parlor.


Three-in-one toss game

Mom was a good cook and always had more than enough food ready for the gang at every stop. We would break out the folding camping chairs and tables and set a proper table, with cutlery and napkins (that always blew away).

It was just the way we liked it, without any stress and it offered a good opportunity for family activities after the meals such as a game of backgammon, or toss games of all sorts.

It is good to see that this type of table is back in popularity.

Image by picnicers

Folding suitcase table made of aluminum

World Outdoor Products Original QUATRO FOUR Six Person Lightweight Aluminum Adjustable Portable Folding Table.
World Outdoor Products Original QUATRO FOUR Six Person Lightweight Aluminum Adjustable Portable Folding Table.

This is one of the better aluminum tables for larger groups that has some unique features: 2 different height adjustments, can be used as a 2 section or 4 section table and it folds down to a suitcase with handle.

 

Permanent Garden Table and Bench Combo

Hopkins 90182ONLMI 2x4basics Picnic Table Kit, Sand (Frames Only)
Hopkins 90182ONLMI 2x4basics Picnic Table Kit, Sand (Frames Only)

Pretty cheap price considering the amount of table and seating space you get.

 

Cheap and Sturdy Table Frame - Build your own table

Picnic table metal frame
Picnic table metal frame

If you want a picnic table that is solid but cheap then I suggest you only buy the picnic table metal frame. With only a frame you can customize the surfaces any way you want. The samples above show what this table frame looks like with different wood choices.

Buy the metal frame for the tables shown above.

Top Rated Picnic Table for Kids

Step2  Naturally Playful Picnic Table with Umbrella
Step2 Naturally Playful Picnic Table with Umbrella

The Step 2 picnic combo for kids is a top seller!

 

Don't Want a Table? - How about a outdoor blanket?

A small table might be great but sometimes it simply isn't the best solution. A tough blanket is also a more traditional approach to eating in the park, or on the beach. Keep a outdoor blanket in the car for all eventualities.

See more outdoor picnic blankets like the one above.

Do you Picnic? Own a picnic table?

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      sojourner-1 

      5 years ago

      Great ideas for outdoor tables.

    • renagirl profile image

      renagirl 

      5 years ago

      I love picnics and camping nice lens

    • writerkath profile image

      writerkath 

      6 years ago

      Actually, we do not have a table outdoors! Hmmm..

    • profile image

      Auntie-M LM 

      6 years ago

      I loove to picnic. Me and Kingsley go out on picnic quests often.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)