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The best patio side tables for enhancing a porch or backyard space

Portability is also key with patio side tables. You want to be able to easily move them around or even fold and store them when not in use. That way you have the flexibility to redesign the space to match the number of guests and the atmosphere of the party. We have some recommendations for you.

With patio side tables, a big thing to consider is their material. Not every side table can work well outside. Sun damage can harm some wood finishes, and the occasional rainstorm can ruin some fabrics. That’s why steel is a good and common choice. And of course, you want to consider your other items and general design of your patio to make good use of the table as an accent piece.

Adams Manufacturing Quick-Fold Table

Best Overall

This side table is made from durable resin material that will not peel, rust, or rot, no matter the climate. It also folds quickly and is light to carry, so you can put it aside when you don’t use it or move it around to fit the mood.

Grand Patio Steel Patio Side Table

Best Steel Option

This side table is really designed to withstand the outdoors. It’s made with a coated steel frame structure, and it’s treated with UV protection to keep its color from sun damage. The heavy-duty steel can hold up to 50 pounds, which makes it ideal to hold larger outdoor plants in heavy containers.

ALPS Mountaineering Sidekick

Most Portable

If you plan on moving your side table around the patio often, this is the table for you. With its anodized aluminum frame, it’s especially lightweight. But it’s also surprisingly stable and strong. It can hold up to 200 pounds, which means it can also function as a seat if there’s a surprise guest.

A few well-designed and good-looking side tables can really take your patio to the next level. Not only are they functional and useful, they can add color and accent to any open space. Most side tables will also be easy to move around, so you can keep updating the look of your patio. And of course, you can place them around your garden or pool so guests can feel comfortable, no matter where they’re standing or sitting. It’s just a great furniture accent.

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