If you haven't dusted off your barbecue yet, pull out that Weber and start grilling! It's Spring! While you're at it, you'll need to find a place to eat. Lucky for you, I've done the work for you and chosen my top three picks for rectangular wooden outdoor dining tables.
The first in the trio (Good) is this Crate & Barrel Arbor Large Rectangular Dining Table ($499). It's made from plantation-grown eucalyptus, a fast-growing and easily replenished hardwood, and is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. The table seats up to eight and has an umbrella opening. To see two more choices,
Better: The Restoration Hardware Santa Monica Rectangular Dining Table ($1,185- $1,715) is made from sustainably harvested, premium grade A Indonesian teak. It has mortise-and-tenon joinery, making it very strong and simple to assemble. It's available as a six-seater table or as an extension table that seats six unextended and eight extended, making it quite versatile. It also has an umbrella hole.
Best: Last but certainly not least is the Smith & Hawken Avignon Extending Table ($2,299). It's made from the finest-quality premium teak, which is environmentally harvested. It seats eight unextended and 12 extended, and leaves store under the table's surface, making it ideal for both an intimate dinner and big backyard barbecue.