With everyone getting outdoor spaces ready for the fun entertaining season of summer, purchasing a fabulous and affordable dining table is high on the list of things to get. We've rounded up 12 of our favorites this season! There's only one common characteristic we see this year's hottest outdoor dining tables having in common, and that's enhancing the lovely outdoor decor you already have. Most of these are fabulous in a simple way—a sleek line, a fun shape or a quality material—and all of them would look great with a variety of outdoor dining chairs (of which we give a ton of ideas in this year's post Best Outdoor Dining Chairs 2010.) Top image: Ipanema mesh table from CB2, $149 Trovata Extension Dining Table from Crate and Barrel, $1,899 Arholma from Ikea, $149 Café 30 Square Table from Room and Board, $249
Walter Lamb Square Dining Table from DWR, $1,100.75 38" Round Folding Table from American Country, $341 Domino Square Dining Table from DWR, $1,200
You can check out local manufacturers and artisans when choosing an outdoor dining table. It might cost a bit more than a store bought one, but the quality will be un-matched and you might even have the opportunity to customize for your needs. In Austin, we fell in love with the Sarabi Studio and Ryan Anderson Design, to only name a couple.
Though this table, the Broadway 90cm square table from Gardenside Premium Teak Furniture, made an appearance on last year's list of the best dining tables of 2009, we love the look and at $430, think it deserves another mention!
Tillary Outdoor Rolling Table from West Elm, $169 (this one's a tad too small to be an official dining table, but for small spaces we love how versatile and affordable it is) St. Lucia Outdoor Dining Furniture from World Market, $199 Chesapeake Rectangular Dining Table from Pottery Barn, $319 What are your favorite outdoor dining table ideas?