What are outside coffee tables called?

What are outside coffee tables called?

What are outside coffee tables called? Before purchasing anything substantial, like an outdoor coffee table, it’s best to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of the different styles and materials. A way to do this is to find out which options you have available.

Several materials are used to make different types of an outdoor coffee tables. It’s a good idea to find the ones that interest you and learn a bit about them. This will help to ensure that you enjoy your new table from the time your purchase it onward into the future.

3 Different Types of Outdoor Coffee Tables

As a starting point, here is some information about three popular types of outdoor coffee tables available for purchase from your favorite furniture stores.


Wooden tables are a very handsome addition to patios, porches, or other outdoor living spaces, especially when paired with coordinating lounge chairs. This piece is often made from weather-resistant, durable wood varieties such as teak. A similar-looking but more affordable alternative is eucalyptus. A teak or eucalyptus outdoor coffee table is better for outdoor use than other types of wood.

However, they do need some special care to help them maintain their fine warm look. To preserve them longer, bring them in during the winter and long periods of bad weather. Also, to keep the look of a new piece of furniture and to prevent them from weathering to silver-grey hues, oil both woods with teak oil at least once or twice a year.


The term wicker makes a lot of people think of woven rattan fibers. However, wicker is defined more by the woven fiber style than by the materials it is made from. These days, many beautiful sets of outdoor furniture are constructed from synthetic resin wicker.

This material holds its color well against the sun’s rays and is generally more weather resistant than the better-known natural fiber wicker. As with wooden furniture, a wicker outdoor coffee table should be brought in during periods of bad weather and winter to preserve its beauty.


If you would like a nice outdoor coffee table but don’t want to spend a lot of time caring for it, consider an aluminum one. Aluminum is low care, rust resistant, and does not need much more than periodic cleaning with some soap and water. It’s durable and holds up against weather well. Like any other type of outdoor furniture, you may be better off bringing it indoors or covering it during the winter to ensure that your furniture lasts you for a long time to come.

When you know what to look for, finding the right outdoor coffee table can be fun and easy. Before you go shopping, make sure to measure your space and figure out what size you need. Make sure your new table goes well with the rest of your furniture, and choose a low-maintenance model to do cleaning and keep it in good shape easily.

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James C. Fortune

I have been writing for both print and online media for over 15 years. I also have a keen interest in DIY and Home Improvements, and have written several hundred guides and how-to's on this subject.