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A Patio Coffee Table is the New Must-Have for the Backyard

As we transform boring decks and patios into more user-friendly outdoor living spaces, a patio coffee table has become the new must-have. Gone are the days when it was enough to have a few lawn chairs and a side table or a picnic table for any outdoor eating. Today’s decks and patios have become an expansion of indoor comfort transformed into outdoor rooms meant for enjoying the nicer seasons — no matter how long those last in your region. If you have the space in your outdoor living area, a seating area with a coffee table is ideal for entertaining or relaxing with family. And, just as it is in the living room, you need a coffee table to anchor the grouping and give you a place to set down drinks and snacks, or the all-important citronella candles to keep the bugs at bay.

Choosing a patio coffee table is similar to picking one for the indoors: Consider the style and shape of the table you would like to have, along with the size that works for your space. And, while lots of patio furniture comes as a set, there’s no rule that says you have to have yours in a matched grouping. So, after you’ve chosen your seating, here are some of the best patio coffee tables to complete your outdoor living space”

1. Berghauser Solid Wood Coffee Table

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Swap out your flimsy patio coffee table for this handsome Berghauser Solid Wood Coffee Table from Gracie Oaks. The modern lines of the table take still exude a rustic simplicity that’s a perfect match for most all types of seating. With a solid wood top that is made from high-quality, sustainable acacia atop an iron base, this rugged table is sturdy as well as very attractive. Whether you use it in a screened porch or on a deck or patio setting, it will last for many seasons of enjoyment.

The brown wood is versatile and pairs well with other materials typically used for outdoor furniture. The look of the top varies along with the natural wood grain and pattern. The table requires some assembly, although buyers say that putting it together is a breeze. Even better, the table legs fold up to make off-season storage simple. It is recommended that the table be covered or stored when not in use and it comes with a 90-day warranty. With nearly all five-star reviews, the Berghauser Solid Wood Patio Coffee Table is a sure winner.

2. Tarpley Metal Coffee Table

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For an easy-care coastal vibe, the Tarpley Metal Coffee Table from Highland Dunes is an option that will effortlessly blend with the furniture you already have. Available in white or an oiled bronze finish, the sturdy steel table is a stylish addition to the porch or patio. Made from all-weather premium steel that is rust protected, caring for the table is easy with just the wipe of a clean dry cloth. The legs have a simple X design that adds just enough flourish to the overall straightforward profile. Best of all, the slatted top means that rain will run right off.

With its water- and UV-resistant finish the Tarpley Metal Coffee Table is a low-maintenance choice for your outdoor space. If you choose the oil bronze finish, it will blend well with black, charcoal, and brown furnishings. Adult assembly is required but happy buyers say that it is easy to assemble and absolutely love the look of the table. It is recommended that you cover the table in bad weather for better longevity and the piece is covered by a limited warranty.

3. Brentwood Coffee Table

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Sleek contemporary styling distinguishes the Brentwood Coffee Table from Sol 72. Even though it has a modern look, the popular woven rattan style matches many seating sets and pairs well with other furniture materials. This coffee table has a low profile that keeps your drinks, snacks and other necessities handy while completing the look of your patio. A powder-coated aluminum frame is covered by a UV-protected brown synthetic rattan weave making it a weather-resistant table that will see you through years of use.

The durable patio coffee table comes with a glass top that makes the surface perfect for entertaining and daily use, as well as easy to clean: All you need is a damp cloth.  No assembly is required beyond putting the glass top on the table and Sol 72 covers the table with a one-year warranty.

4. Lakeland Solid Wood Coffee Table

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For a natural vibe, you can’t beat the Lakeland Solid Wood Coffee Table for its beachy looks and durability. Made from solid teak wood, the high-quality table is naturally resistant to the elements. Those who love natural wood grain will be drama to this table and the unique variations each table has. The natural brown – which weathers to an attractive silver if not oiled regularly — is a versatile choice that’s easy to maintain. The slatted top means rainwater will flow through the spaces and help prevent it from being absorbed into the wood.

Commercial grade construction means that the Lakeland table from Rosecliff Heights will stand up to heavy use and is built to last. The solid wood piece should only need dusting but spills should be wiped up right away to prevent staining. Also, for the longest life, outdoor furniture should be covered well or stored indoor indoors or cover well when not in use. Assembly is required, however, buyers say that it is easy to put together. The Lakeland Solid Wood Coffee Table is not covered by a warranty.

5. Carmen Aluminum Coffee Table

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The Carmen Aluminum Coffee Table brings traditional styling to your deck or patio with its basketweave tabletop pattern and gracefully curved legs.  It’s made from heavy-duty cast aluminum and will stand up to wind, and weather as well as family members who like to put their feet up on the table!  The look is versatile and this patio coffee table will be handy whether you’re entertaining or just sitting outside and relaxing with a lemonade.

Finished in a classic charcoal black sealed powder-coated finish that is non-toxic, the table is maintenance-free and can be wiped with a clean, damp cloth to remove any dust or dirt. It’s also UV resistant for years of trouble-free use. Adult assembly is required and SOL 72 Outdoor. covers the table with a limited warranty for an unspecified time. Buyers saw that it is easily put together with just a screwdriver and that it helps to have a second pair of hands for the task.

6. Royse Stone/Concrete Coffee Table

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A classic black frame pairs with a white stone tile top in the Royse Stone/Concrete Coffee Table from Red Barrel Studio. With all five-star reviews, this contemporary style patio coffee table has a taller profile than some other models. It also features a classy combination of materials that will empress your guests and function perfectly for everyday use. The frame is made from heavy-duty iron and the top is actually three separate tiles. It’s lightweight enough to move around but sufficiently heavy to stay put in the wind.

The Royse patio coffee table will last for many seasons because it’s powder coating resists UV rays, mildew water and rust.  A concrete look distinguishes the tiles, which just pop into the frame and would be easy to replace if they were to become broken. Maintenance is a snap — just wipe with a clean, damp cloth. Buyers say that the assembly is quick and easy for this sturdy, well-built table. It also features adjustable feet in case the surface of the patio is uneven.

7. Annemarie Coffee Table

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Minimalists will love the sleek, contemporary look of the Annemarie Coffee Table by Foundstone, especially when paired with furnishings made from a variety of materials. It makes a fabulous centerpiece for any outdoor seating group and is ideal for serving snacks or drinks to family and friends. A brown finish makes the table quite versatile and the powder-coated aluminum frame will last for years because it’s resistant to UV rays and the weather. the angular profile and slim lines distinguish this patio coffee table from many popular styles because they tend to be chunky.

A tempered glass top comes with this sturdy metal table and attaches with suction cups, making it easy to clean and super functional. Buyers were overwhelmingly pleased with this patio coffee table and say that it’s easy to assemble and looks more expensive than it really is. the Annemarie Coffee Table is covered by a one-year warranty.

8. Almena Metal Coffee Table

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If the classy style of a traditional cast iron table with a basketweave design top appeals to you, then you’ll want to check out the Almena Metal Coffee Table. With a touch of old-world flair similar to many popular styles of round dining tables, this patio coffee table has the low profile you expect. It’s perfect for a seating group and convenient for when you want to entertain friends or just enjoy your morning coffee.

Made from cast aluminum, the full welded design is durable but lighter than traditional cast iron. The Almena is also finished with a durable American powder coating for years of use. It also features an umbrella hole — without a cover —  to accommodate a standard size umbrella if you want to add some shade. Happy reviewers say that it is very easy to assemble and that the finish blends well with many types of patio furnishings, creating an attractive grouping with the seating you already own.

9. Schum Metal Coffee Table

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The Schum Metal Coffee Table is so stylish you’d swear it just went from your living room to your patio. Gorgeous for entertaining and great for everyday family use, this patio coffee table is also durable and easy care. The aluminum construction is finished with a dark brown that has a hint of distressing for added interest. The top and lower shelf are a slat style that allows water to drain easily from the surface.
Reviewers are unanimously pleased with the style and quality of this patio coffee table, which is rust-resistant and easy care. All it needs is to be wiped down with a clean cloth. Assembly is reported to be easy and that once put together, it is solid and does not wobble. The Schum Metal Coffee Table comes with a one-year warranty.

10. Ella Coffee Table

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With sophisticated style and distinctive design, the Ella Wrought Aluminum Coffee Table combines two materials that will blend with a variety of decor styles. A base is a sturdy aluminum frame that features oval shapes that interlock all the way around. The heavy aluminum tubing features triple hand-polished 360° welds and stress points that have interior wall supports and galvanized steel inserts.

Atop the gorgeous base, a contrasting tabletop made from a five-layer Superstone composite is durable and attractive. The Superstone consists of two layers of cement fiberboard surrounding an aluminum honeycomb core. This material sandwich is then finished with a UV-resistant topcoat that has high-performance bonding agents and natural mineral granules. The top does not need sealing and the entire patio coffee table is weather resistant. Happy reviewers say it’s a fabulous table with great weight and quality.

11. Colegrove Stone/Concrete Coffee Table

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If you prefer your decor with a bit of a rustic touch, have a look at the Colegrove Stone/Concrete Coffee Table from Foundry Select because it combines a substantial wooden base with a weathered concrete top. Crafted from naturally finished acacia wood, the base has a natural vibe that he’s a bit of edginess from the top, which is actually made from glass fiber reinforced concrete for lighter weight and durability. Altogether, the casual look will not only garner plenty of compliments but will last for years.

Inspired by the casual character of mountainside dwellings, the rustic modern design is very solid. Assembly is required and while not complicated, it will need two people. Reviewers say that the table comes with a caution sticker that if it is used in cooler climates where the temperature goes below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, it should be sealed. To safeguard the concrete and prevent cracking, it should be stored over the winter.

12. Autryville Frame Coffee Table

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For an out-of-the-ordinary addition to your deck or patio, try the Autryville Frame Coffee Table with its unexpected geometric design. This patio coffee table is very artistic and unlike most outdoor styles. The stainless steel base features a bronze-colored finish and an unbelievable Carrara marble top. The tabletop comes on two color options, all-white or blue and white, the latter of which has a scattering of pale blue sections across the design of the marble top.

This is an absolutely stunning table for entertaining and it’s sure to attract a lot of attention. And, of course, you can enjoy it every day too. the best part is that no assembly is required and it comes with a full 60-day warranty.

13. Skoog Wooden Coffee Table

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Natural and relaxed, the Skoog Wooden Coffee Table is just the piece to complete an outdoor living area made for relaxation. Available in a natural brown or gray wash finish, the solid acacia wood table is versatile enough to pair with other wooden pieced or a growing of mixed materials. This type of wood is also naturally weather-resistant and comes with a lovely stained finish.

The clean lines of the patio coffee table are enhanced by the chevron design of the top, which not only adds interest but lets rain run off the surface easily. The Skoog Wooden Coffee Table arrives ready to assemble with step-by-step instructions. Acacia wood is easy to care for and only requires an application of teak wood oil as necessary. The seller does not recommend leaving the table in the sun all day every day and so it should be covered when not in use or used on a covered patio. It also comes with a 90-day warranty against defects.

14. Caswell Metal Coffee Table

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If summer has you dreaming of a Tuscan style getaway, the Caswell Metal Coffee Table can make your backyard retreat a little more like the Italian countryside. This patio coffee table from Fleur De Lis Living is part of their Caswell collection. The rectangular table has rounded corners and is made from aluminum that is finished in a rich brown. The patterned top and lower shelf are sturdy and convenient for cups, glasses and trays, but still allow rainwater to flow through.

Adult assembly is required but reportedly very easy. Buyers say the table is sturdy and beautiful. The Caswell Metal Coffee Table also comes with an amazing 20-year warranty, which means you’ll enjoy it in your backyard for many, many years to come.

Whichever style and price point you go for, a patio coffee table will really finish off your outdoor living space and give you a spot to put food and drinks that is convenient for everyone. It’s the new must-have for backyard entertaining!