From The Patio To The Park

Picnic tables aren’t just for playgrounds—they’re for everyone! Whether you’re building out a picnicking space in your backyard or looking for a portable table for camping, there are plenty of options for enjoying that warm summer lunch. (You bring the watermelon, we’ll bring the corn on the cob—deal?)

And to shop more sustainably, we’ve scoured the internet for eco-friendly and recycled options, from reclaimed wood tables to foldable tables that double as benches and picnic baskets.

For more outdoor space furnishings, don’t miss our guide to eco-friendly outdoor furniture!

1. Kage Design Studio

Ethics | Made-to-order, reclaimed & sustainable materials, gives back, carbon-neutral shipping
Materials | Reclaimed wood, sustainable steel
Ships To | Worldwide
Price | $300–$1,400

Kage Design Studio is a husband-and-wife team from Southern California making custom furniture, including these gorgeous dining tables crafted from reclaimed wood. Each picnic table is made-to-order, and Kage Design Studio gives back to food scarcity organizations. We’ll be gathering our loved ones around this custom table for many summers to come.

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2. REI

Ethics | Co-op, sustainable materials, gives back
Materials | Recyclable steel & aluminum
Ships To | Worldwide
Price | $125

REI teamed up with West Elm, another of our favorite sustainable brands, for the perfect backyard dining table. Crafted from aluminum and steel, this 20-pound picnic table can easily be packed into a carry bag. It also features a heat-resistant top and a durable frame. We especially love that REI profit-shares 10 percent of earnings with its co-op members. A top pick for your next outdoor feast!

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3. Wood Works by LeGrand

Ethics | Handcrafted, made-to-order, carbon-neutral shipping
Materials | Wood
Ships To | US
Price | $450+

Want a table that lets you picnic and sunbathe? Wood Works by LeGrand, started by Vince LeGrand in Texas, is a small business featured on Etsy. And let us tell you: We are obsessed with his folding picnic table that doubles as a bench seat! Choose from 11 finishes and two sizes (or customize your own order), and expect your new picnic table in six to eight weeks’ time.

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4. HAY

Ethics | Artisan-designed, sustainable materials
Materials | Steel
Ships To | US & Canada
Price | $545–$895

HAY, formed in Denmark, works with renowned designers around the world for modern furniture and home goods. The Palissade Table was designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec of Paris, France. Available in both cafe and dining sizes and in three colors, we love this table’s utilitarian style and sturdy construction. HAY follows slow production models, so this table will be ready to ship in 12 weeks from when you order. 

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5. West Elm

Ethics | FSC-certified materials, ethically made, gives back
Materials | Wood
Ships To | Worldwide
Price | $239–$1,299

Looking to create an Instagram-worthy picnic? West Elm’s outdoor tables are as dreamy as they are sustainable. Using FSC-certified wood, the brand crafts tables, benches, and even patio bistro sets for all kinds of dining. Keep in mind that West Elm’s dining is priced per piece rather than by set—luckily, the brand offers monthly payments in partnership with Affirm. Don’t forget some colorful (and eco-friendly) outdoor dishes!

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6. Mikel Customs

Ethics | Sustainable & recyclable materials
Materials | Wood & metal
Ships To | US
Price | $180

Mikel Customs’ folding picnic table is one Mary Poppins would especially love. This ingenious design acts as both a basket and a table for two, thanks to two side latches. Mikel Customs is based out of Jacksonville, Oregon, where each table/carrier combo is crafted out of cherry wood and metal. Bring it on your next date night, friend hangout, or solo picnic!

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7. Joybird

Ethics | Responsibly sourced & recyclable materials, ethically made, gives back
Materials | Wood, aluminum, glass
Ships To | Contiguous US
Price | $341–$1,999

Less picnic table, more coffee table? Mid-century side table versus modern dining space? Joybird’s got you covered, whatever your preference! This brand’s line of outdoor furniture is responsibly made with the highest-quality teak, spray glass, and aluminum—all of which can be recycled or reclaimed after use. Joybird also supports environmental initiatives via One Tree Planted as well as humanitarian causes via Habitat for Humanity.

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8. MDA Design Store

Ethics | Responsibly sourced materials, carbon-neutral shipping
Materials | Wood
Ships To | Worldwide
Price | $54.89–$75.99

For a little wine and cheese, we’re eyeing MDA Design Store’s innovative portable tables. The small Ukrainian business specializes in wooden and eco-gifts and accessories. These portable tables can be used while camping, for happy hours and charcuteries, and everywhere in between; some can even also hold wine bottles and glasses! Wherever you are in the world, MDA Design Store can ship to you via carbon-neutral delivery, thanks to Etsy.

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9. Outdoors Hello

Ethics | Ethically made in Australia, sustainably sourced wood, eco-friendly packaging
Materials | Australian pinewood
Ships To | Australia & New Zealand
Price | $134.95–$179.95 AUD

Aussies and Kiwis, let us introduce you to Outdoors Hello! This eco-friendly company makes the most gorgeous folding picnic tables, made out of Australian pine from Queensland. Crafted in Brisbane, finished by-hand by the OH team, and engraved as needed, these are the perfect gifts for anyone who loves soaking up the sun on a picnic blanket. The brand offers free Australia-wide shipping and carbon-neutral delivery across the continent.

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