Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 5
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Han8L55 sturdy, high quality
This is a very sturdy picnic table, not unlike what you see at many National Parks. I purchased it for employees to use at our company and everyone has been very happy with it.
September 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by EchoGrunt Table will last a very long time.
This is the most solid picnic table I have ever seen. It will probably last a hundred years. The 2 3/8 hot-dip galvanized pipes are awesome. However, for $600, I was not that impressed by the wood, based on what I was expecting from previous reviews. It was super handy that the boards were pre-drilled and the edges were pre-beveled, but there were a number of sap pockets / knots / bark inclusions on a few of the boards on mine. A couple of the boards had a fair amount of bow to them, and there were a couple of pretty noticeable gouges from rough handling in shipping or at the Home Depot warehouse. After a few short weeks in the weather, the tangential grain has started to lift and delaminate on the surface, and the fine splits / cracks typical to most treated wood that is exposed to the weather have already started to develop.
It is probably inherent to the "walk through" design (which is very handy), but the benches do seem a bit far from the table when you're sitting in it. Having them just an inch or two closer would be a lot more comfortable. It just seems like you're always leaning forward when you're eating at the table. If / when it's time to replace boards, I will probably replace the outer two boards of the table top portion with 2x12s instead of the 2x10s that come with the table, which will bump the table top out 2 inches closer to the bench on each side.
One hint on putting the table together: If it seems like the ends of the boards on the table top are staggered like "stair steps", the table is out of square. The steel legs are parallel, and the boards are parallel because the pre-drilled holes force them to be, but the table as a whole is skewed slightly into a "parallelogram". Just make sure all the bolts holding the thing together, including the bolts on the seat and braces, are slightly loose, tip the table up on one bench, and "rack" the table (push on one end or the other of the bench that is in the air) until the ends of the boards on the table top form one straight line. Then, tighten all the bolts down again. Your table will be perfectly square.
June 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cherokee I love this table!
You know how you have to pick through a whole stack of lumber to select the good boards for a special project? The 5 boards that came with this picnic table are some of the finest pieces of treated lumber that I have ever seen. This table looks good enough to put in a kitchen at a cabin. I have had nothing but compliments on my table by everyone who has seen it. All exposed topside areas of the boards edges have been sanded to a rounded smooth edge and the boards are as free of knots as you could ever hope for them to be. The boards are as straight as an arrow with great grain too. The walk through design for the seating areas is a big plus too. You can't go wrong by selecting this table to bring home, I promise you!
June 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TigerPawz97 This picnic table is a big deal.
Sturdy components which were easy to assemble. I assembled the table solo in about an hour; although having a second set of hands would have sped up the process and made positioning the pieces easier originally. Only a couple of pre-drilled holes didn't quite line up on the benches, so some torquing of the metal frame was necessary to achieve proper alignment. The finished product looks and feels professional grade.
Is it expensive... yes. But you get what you pay for. This is professional-grade, city-park-worthy equipment.
July 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Karcar Well made and will last for many years
Everyone ask us where to buy table, they want one but have no idea you have to go online to buy. Well worth the wait, we use it ever day.
July 11, 2013