A picnic table is a kind of table on which benches are attached that are designed for eating outdoors, usually when picnicking. Picnic tables are typically used for eating, resting, crafting, and for other household purposes. Picnic tables are typically seen everywhere in public parks, backyards, campgrounds, amusement parks, and a number of other public places.
They are not only used outdoors, but also temporarily indoors. They are often used in cafeterias, community centers, break rooms, etc. Each table usually seats six to eight people. Smaller and larger tables are available on the market today.
Picnic tables have been used by people for centuries. It is not known that they have developed significantly over time. They have traditionally been made of wood, but modern picnic tables are made of plastic, metal, and even concrete. Wooden tables have long been used and are still used in many places such as school canteens and public parks. Plastic tables are light, stronger and cheaper than wooden tables. They are also more durable and last longer than wooden tables and require little or no maintenance.
Metal picnic tables are becoming increasingly popular these days because they are more robust, durable and require little maintenance. The most durable variety is the stone or concrete tables. They also have the disadvantage of immobility and high costs. Children’s picnic tables are very popular in schools and parks because they are too small a version of the normal picnic table.