Adding a Concrete Outdoor Table to Your Backyard
When designing an outdoor dining area or lounge area, the tables you choose make a big difference in both the look and the functionality of the space. Pairing a large concrete outdoor table with a set of dining chairs creates a spot for outdoor dining with an interesting industrial look. When concrete coffee tables or smaller side tables are used alongside cozy outdoor chairs and sofas, the result is a contemporary space for relaxing in the sun and entertaining guests. Understand how and where you'd like to use your new table, then choose from a wide selection of contemporary concrete outdoor tables for your backyard or other outdoor living space.
Wood and Concrete Tables
While concrete as a decorating material offers industrial flair, wooden furniture is generally associated with the traditional style. Concrete tabletops with wooden bases combine these two different styles into a unique piece that adds fun rustic charm to your backyard. Wood and concrete tables are available in oval and rectangular options and in various sizes, allowing them to be used as a dining table, coffee table or outdoor side table. To craft the base and legs, strong and durable woods like teak and acacia wood are used. Due to the natural variations in wood grain, each wood and concrete outdoor table will look slightly different.
Metal and Concrete Tables
Concrete tables with metal frames have a modern-meets-industrial look that really makes a statement. The metal frame is crafted of strong materials like wrought iron and usually finished with a coat of black paint to give the table a polished look. These sleek rectangular tables come in a handful of different sizes and coordinate well with a wide variety of modern outdoor sofas, lounge chairs and dining room chairs. To decorate the tabletop, consider adding matching metal accessories like decorative lanterns, metal serving trays and small metal planters with fresh plants or flowers. Use large concrete planters set up near your outdoor dining or lounge area to tie the look together.
Solid Concrete Tables
While most of these outdoor tables only feature a concrete tabletop, others are made entirely from concrete or concrete composite. These tables are stained with natural dark or light gray finishes and then coated with a protective sealant to ensure they're suitable for outdoor use. Large oval tables work well as a coffee table in front of an outdoor sofa, sectional or loveseat. Smaller round or square tables function as a side table next to a chair or sofa. These versatile pieces can also be paired with an outdoor cushion to function as a simple stool when extra seating is required.
Both sturdy and stylish, solid concrete tables are like an art piece for your backyard. Even those which are simple in design still draw attention due to their dramatic use of primarily industrial material. These fully concrete tables are also quite heavy, so be sure to plan your backyard layout carefully as they won't be easy to move once in place.
Add a touch of industrial flair to your outdoor living spaces with a concrete outdoor table from Pottery Barn. Choose from tables with wood accents or metal accents depending on your design tastes or try something different with one made of solid concrete or concrete composite. Use them as a coffee table with chaise lounges or an outdoor sofa and pair one with outdoor dining chairs to use for delicious meals in the fresh air and sunshine.