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8 Round Metal, Stone, & Concrete Outdoor Dining Tables

La Coupole Indoor/Outdoor Dining Table, Williams-Sonoma

Our rectangular dining table is a tight squeeze on our patio. A round table would be a much better fit, size and shape-wise, so I’m always keeping an eye on what’s out there. I’m not interested in wicker, glass-topped, mosaic, or metal mesh tables, so right away that rules out a lot. I like painted metal bistro tables, but we need something larger, so we’re left with wood, concrete, or stone.

We’ve had two wooden outdoor tables, one acacia and the other pine. The acacia table lasted four years before totally falling apart, though to be fair, we didn’t keep up with the regular sanding and oiling maintenance (twice a year) that was suggested. We replaced it with the pine table we still have today. Many of the planks in the table top warped immediately before its first summer was even over, but there hasn’t been any further damage. I know that teak is supposed to be far more durable, but we weren’t in a position to afford it four or eight years ago. Looking at a lot of wooden tables though, I’ve realized that I like the material best for rectangular tables because of the planking. I like right angles.

So! I think concrete or stone could be a good choice for when we eventually replace our table with something round. I worry it would get hot in the sun (right?), but our patio is in shade pretty much all day. These are appealing to me because they (for the most part) have heft and a sense of timelessness, but they can be made to look more traditional or modern by pairing them with different chairs. Below are some of my favorites. Since we’re in the middle of summer and retail is always looking ahead, some of these are already on sale and the rest may soon be too.

8 Round Metal, Stone, & Concrete Outdoor Dining Tables | Making it Lovely

  1. Treviso Outdoor Round Dining Table
    47″ and 55″ diameters available, $2140-$2649 $1799-$1899

  2. Geneva Concrete Round Dining Table, Pottery Barn
    48″ diameter, $1874 $1499

  3. Suzanne Kasler Orleans Round Pedestal Dining Table, Ballard Designs
    48″ diameter, $1199

  4. Belgian Trestle Weathered Concrete & Teak Round Dining Table, Restoration Hardware
    38″, 48″, 60″, and 72″ diameters available, $2355-$6405 ($1766-$4803 member pricing)

  5. La Coupole Indoor/Outdoor Dining Table, Round Pietra Cardoza Top, Williams-Sonoma
    (also pictured above) 42″ diameter, $2995 $2396

  6. Klismos Round Dining Table, Restoration Hardware
    48″, 60″, and 72″ diameters available, $1495-$2495 $1345-$2245 ($1076-$1796 member pricing)

  7. English Trestle Weathered Concrete & Teak Round Dining Table, Restoration Hardware
    48″, 60″, and 72″ diameters available, $3580-$6720 ($2685-$5040 member pricing)

  8. Round Outdoor Dining Table, Horchow
    42″ and 60″ diameters available, $950-$1150

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  • Amy
    July 29, 2016 at 10:25 am

    I know you said no wicker, but this is maintenance free resin wicker. Gorgeous set in weathered gray that would be lovely with your house! And you get the table and chairs for the price of just one of the tables you listed! Cushion options are nice too.


    • Making it Lovely
      August 2, 2016 at 3:07 pm

      Ah, I forgot about faux-wicker and wood! Some of them look really good these days.

  • Lou
    July 29, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Holy moly! Those tables cost more than my entire dining room!

  • Sherry Gardener
    July 29, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Love #s 6 & 8! Another suggestion may be to find a salvage ornate metal base and have a marble top cut for it.

    (Btw, I think the links for 7 & 8 are transposed. :-) )

    • Liz
      August 1, 2016 at 5:01 pm

      A salvaged base with a new top is a great idea, Sherry! A trip to a local salvage yard would make for a great blog post, too.

  • Raquel
    August 1, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    I love 6 & 8 too! (And I think links to 1 & 2 also transposed.)

  • kara
    August 2, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    $2000 for an outdoor table? that’s incredibly unrelatable for me and makes me question why i keep reading this blog. also makes me wonder who this blog is for – maybe it isn’t me. But are people who can drop over $1,000 on a table that gets used for a few months out of the year reading DIY blogs? And for those of us who can’t afford that or just don’t want to spend it on a table – what are we doing here? to feel bad about not having $2000 to drop on a really nice table? This gets at the fine line I think design/DIY blogs walk – they’re fun to read, and to learn from your projects, and be inspired by your excellent taste – but when they start amounting to watching someone with way more resources than i have or want to spend flip through catalogs and point at stuff they want to buy – uh – that’s not a healthy use of my time or brain space.

  • Christina
    August 2, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Kara, I can’t afford these items either, but I appreciate the aesthetic and know there are plenty of great knock-offs out there if I do like something on this blog (and there are blogs for that too! Check out CopyCatChic.com for that kind of thing). Blogs don’t need to be shopping lists for the readers (though, for people who can afford it–go for it, you lucky ducks!). I follow some designers whose services I will never be able to afford, but I still enjoy their posts and love to grab ideas and keep apprised of trends. It’s ok for design blogs be just inspirational.

    Anyhow…Nicole, if you’re not wanting to deal with treating exposed wood, you might want to consider taking #3, 4, & 8 out of the running. They are lovely, but you’ll still be caring for a wooden base. Excent though the wood looks sturdier, you certainly don’t want to be dealing with warping or rotting when it’s supporting such a heavy tabletop. FWIW, I like #2. It’s simpler than the other, but I think it’s classic and will let some interesting chairs shine.

    • kara
      August 2, 2016 at 4:51 pm

      that’s fair, and each to her own. I just can’t relate.

  • Staci
    August 2, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    We have a concrete table outside my office and it does get hot, usually in a pleasant, warm way, like a pizza stone. There are times when it feels too hot, but mostly in the worst part of summer.

  • Tina
    August 15, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    This isn’t stone, but this might look nice in your yard: http://www.crateandbarrel.com/bridgewater-round-dining-table/s602746.