I have a large patio in my garden and was looking for a table to use during the summer when I saw this table in Wilkinsons. It was quite cheap at around £29 and I was able to buy similar coloured chairs so I thought it was a good deal.
The table requires very little assembly to set up. It basically comprises of a flat table top and four legs which slot into specially moulded sections in each corner. I can easily pick up the table top on my own and disassemble it when it requires storing in the winter.
The table is a dark green colour but I've had mine a while and mine has started to acquire an odd white surface which appears to be discolouration rather than anything sticking to the surface. It almost appears as if the surface has melted a little bit! This may be because I leave the table out in all weathers though!
The table top has a pattern of rectangles on it which means that it is not slippery and whatever you place on top has a surface to grip. The bottom of the table has a hollow pattern like a plastic maze which tends to get clogged up with spider webs if you leave the table outside for long periods. The table legs are also hollow and also tend to be attractive to spiders looking for a home!
The table is quite sturdy although it does sway a tiny little bit. A parasol can help make the table more steady. Otherwise heavy winds can actually move the table as the whole construction is fairly light. It is necessary to keep checking that the legs are fully inserted into their holes as this can cause the table to collapse or wobble if they are not slotted in properly. However, in general the table provides a good platform for resting drinks and snacks, books and laptops etc. My dog even likes to jump up and sunbathe on the table as the plastic can get very warm in the summer sun! The table will seat 4 people ideally but may accommodate 6 if you don't mind being a little squashed up!
Overall this is a reasonably priced table that is not premium quality but which requires little effort to transport and assemble and which will last you a good few years assuming you have space to store it over winter so that the material does not deteriorate quickly. I would recommend to anyone who wants no fuss in assembly of their garden furniture and who is looking for something quite cheap.
==Wilko Green Garden Resin Table==
Having just moved into a new home which has a nice garden we realised just how much stuff we needed for both inside and out. Now that the nice weather is coming having a garden table was a high priority for us but with limited funds we had to get what we could. I would have loved a nice chunky wooden set of garden chairs with table but this would have cost a few hundred pounds so therefore we ended up buying the cheapest table we could find.
We already had a few fold away green chairs which are comfy and don't look too bad so we decided a green table would match it and not look as cheap as the white set we had many years ago in our patio garden flat. Wilkinson's were the best place for size and price and as we were already ordering a few other large items for home delivery we decided to add this on to the order.
At £30 for this table which is q good size it is priced very competitively compared with other places such as Argos or B&Q. The table is a little bit more square than oval although this suits the area we have it in the garden perfectly.
The table itself came with the legs detached and these had to be pushed in and this was the only assembly that needed to be done. There was a simple sheet of instructions although these weren't really needed and pushing the legs in was simple and easy to do although I did need to push all my weight on it in order for them to be fully popped in place.
The height of 73 cm is just right for the chairs we already had and once the table had the legs in place the whole product wasn't as flimsy as I thought it might be. It seems to serve its purpose well although I wouldn't be too heavy handed with it and I certainly won't be doing any table dancing on it as it certainly wouldn't with stand my weight.
All in all I have to say that for the price this table does do its job and does look fairly good at the same time. The size is right and the price is exceptional. I really kind find fault with it as I do understand that it is not something that is sturdy and strong like a nice chunky wooden table would be but for the price it is a good purchase.
I think it is well worth a good rating of 4 out of 5 stars and I really would recommend it to those who perhaps cannot afford something better. It will do till I can afford my wooden set!
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
Now that it's summer and the weather permits it, I always enjoy having people over for a barbecue.
There is already a patio table and chairs set in the garden, but although large, it is not enough to accommodate all the food and drinks as well as all the people sat around it.
To resolve this, I decided to find a light, portable table, one that could be easily set up when needed, and then just as easily stored away without occupying too much space.
My first thought was to get a folding camping table.
But my research yielded very disappointing results: none of the camping tables I found were of the size that I was looking for, and they looked more cumbersome than I had expected and cost more than what I was willing to pay for something that was destined for only sporadic use.
Then a little light bulb went off over my head: resin tables!
They don't fold, but they have detachable legs that are easily assembled/disassembled and are very light and durable.
I specifically wanted a table that was at least 130 cm long and 65 cm high.
With this in mind I chose the Oval Resin Garden Table from the Wilkinson catalogue.
Length: 136 cm
Width: 85 cm
Height: 73 cm.
Despite being called "Oval", as can be seen from the image above the table is actually rectangular with rounded edges.
The table top has a grid pattern, with each square having a slightly sandy texture, in contrast to the plain smoothness of the rest of the table.
At the centre of the table there is an orifice to put a parasol. It comes fitted with a lid.
The detachable legs have a half-octagon shape, and are slightly wider at the top than at the bottom.
The table is a very dark green. I do love this deep shade of green, and in the garden the colour blends in well with the surroundings.
It is a resin table, so not the fanciest of materials, and probably not the most likely to enhance the beauty of a garden by its mere presence in it.
As I acquired it purely for functional purposes, not decorative, the table's appearance was unimportant, yet I must say that within the resin range, it is a rather good-looking table and it looks better "in the flesh" (in the resin?) than it does in the catalogue photograph.
The table came in packed in cardboard, sealed with so much sellotape that I resorted to cutting through the cardboard with a knife to get to the table.
The table itself was wrapped in translucid plastic with a label containing "important safety information" (more of which later) pasted on to it.
Assembling / Disassembling
So simple and easy: The table legs fit inside the slots under the table top.
When disassembled, the table can be stored away easily in a garage, outhouse or shed, occupying a minimal amount of space.
The underside of the table has a salient grid design, and the table legs fit into the spaces and can therefore be stored jointly with the top. It is a good idea to secure them with some tape, to keep them in place.
As a garden table, it is suitable for the outdoors and can be left outside throughout the year (although given its lightness, it is probably best not to leave it exposed to gale force winds).
It is perfect for occasional use, being so easy to set up and put away.
It also very easy to clean.
It is entirely washable. You can either wipe it clean or, alternatively, soap it up and hose it down.
The maintenance instructions advise cleaning it with warm soapy water.
The table came with the the following safety warning:
"IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION - KEEP FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
For casual domestic use only
Do not use on a smooth or shiny surface
Always check product integrity before use to ensure it has not been damaged or weakened
Always use on an even surface
Do not sit or stand on the table at any time"
To this I will add that one should keep in mind that the table is made of plastic, so nothing that is too hot should come into contact with it, as it might melt.
A bargain, compared to the £35 - £90 price tags on the other similarly sized resin tables that I found on sale.
I highly recommend this table for anyone looking for a large, practical table that is quick and easy to assemble, clean and store.
I have found this table to be solid and sturdy, and it has served me very well in the short time that I have had it.
Detachable legs making this item easy to store in sheds and other outhouses.