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Best Picnic Tables for Campgrounds

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

We all recognize that picnic tables used in a campground, park or other commercial setting will be subjected to hard use by the public as well as being exposed to the elements 24/7 year-round. In order to protect the sizable investment, what are some criteria for identifying the best selection? Picnics have always played an important part in our culture. Though many modifications have been made over the years, they are still meant to be fun social gatherings. Indeed, it is a form of fun that people take very seriously.

Typically campers visualize the traditional campground outdoor table to be a wooden A-frame structure with a tabletop and two attached benches. If your first choice is this style, here are some points to look for: Rounded and sanded edges, Galvanized or stainless steel hardware, Available painting and staining, High quality lumber or synthetic materials. The type of lumber is important for a campground picnic table. The material must last while constantly exposed to the weather. Cypress and cedar woods are both known for their ability to withstand decades of outdoor use without rotting.

A modern alternative to the use of wood is to consider is Polywood. Polywood is a strong durable material made from recycled milk jugs and water bottles once destined for the land fill. This eco-friendly material is then crafted to look and feel like real wood. Polywood planks will not decay, crack, or warp in any type of weather.Campers will find these tables appealing since the surface is easier to clean than wood. Polywood is an excellent choice for campground and park picnic tables in communities with active Green Initiatives.