Use a Round Kitchen Table Set for Patio Furniture

Patio furniture is notoriously hard to shop for. The problem is that most patio furniture is made out of cheap plastic or heavy iron and it never feels comfortable to sit in or use. Furniture manufacturers know that patio owners are looking for furniture that can sit outside for long periods of time, possibly get rained on with some regularity, and still function. So when they go to design their furniture they use these really durable materials that aren’t exactly the most comfortable.

Instead of shopping directly for patio furniture you can find a wide assortment of adequate kitchen table and chair sets in the kitchen furniture section. A round glass kitchen table set with matching chairs is going to be just as durable as any iron welded patio piece and you might even find some pieces that look better than the average patio furniture.

Take a tip from Round Kitchen Table Ideas and see that furniture is furniture no matter where it happens to be. Patio furniture doesn’t have to stay inside the patio if you don’t want it to and that round kitchen table set you bought and have since replaced doesn’t have to stay inside the garage collecting dust. Before you go hosting a garage sale to get rid of all of those old chairs and that glass kitchen tabletop you should consider using it to furnish your outdoor patio or pool.

You can even get away with using a wood round kitchen table if you treat the wood with special protective materials like varnish and water sealant. Wood has a tendency to absorb moisture from the air when it sits outside but if you treat it with the proper stuff you won’t have to worry about that.

In this economy who can really afford to throw away their old furniture or buy “specialized” patio furniture? Who really wants their patio cluttered up with ugly white plastic recliners and over-sized rubber chairs? If you want to get a refined, sophisticated, and purposeful look to your patio you should check into using a glass round kitchen table set.


  • Tina
    September 9, 2010 - 9:14 am | Permalink

    Hi Chris,

    Thank you for your article. We have a round glass kitchen table we’re contemplating using as patio furniture. It’s a glass and wrought iron combo but it has sewn on fabric cushions on the chair seat and how do we were wondering how to weatherproof them from snow and rain.

  • Chris
    September 13, 2010 - 5:43 pm | Permalink

    Can you take the cushions off the chairs? You’d want to get some sort of indoor/outdoor fabric covering over the material otherwise it will get ruined. Can you buy fabric and staple it over what is on there. Worst case scenario take them into a furniture shop and have them replace the material–it would probably be cheaper than buying a new set of chairs.

  • Neil Practitioner
    October 29, 2010 - 9:33 am | Permalink

    The patio furniture that we have at home were all built by my uncle. They are really of great style and quality, but it did take him a while to build them!

  • Langdon
    November 17, 2010 - 10:05 am | Permalink

    The patio furnitures that we use at home are leather covered and they are really nice, but I wouldn’t necessarily recommend leather for outdoors use though.

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