The IKEA Bollo is one of those products that you see popping up in photos from homes worldwide. (The image above shows a Swedish balcony.) We bought ours last year for our deck. It was simple, cheap and collapsible—exactly what we were looking for...We originally planned to fold up the table and store it inside our closet over the winter, but since we're actually pretty lazy about our outdoor space we left it out all season. It's weathered its first Chicago winter surprisingly well. Made from acacia wood, it lightens a little in color over many months of use. (You can see the weathered edges in the photo above.)
The size is 44 x 25, big enough to accommodate four people but small enough to fit on a narrowish deck with a couple of chairs. At just $49.99, it's also one of the least expensive outdoor tables we've found. For more information, click here.
Photo: Alvhem Estate Agents