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The Different Types of Tailgate Tables

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Tables are one of the most convenient pieces of furniture we use on a day to day basis. There are so many uses for a table in many situations. Tailgate tables can be a fantastic addition to the lives of many people because of their conveniency and mobility.

Regardless of if you’re using the table for flip cup, beer pong, food, decoration placements, or more, understanding the different types and qualities of tailgate tables can help you make a sound investment in one. Whether the table is made of wood, plastic, aluminum, or other materials, it’s important to understand what kind of value you are getting for the price.

In this article we are going to talk about the different materials used for tailgate tables, the pros and cons of varying materials, and the costs associated with the different types of tables.

Wooden Tailgate Tables

There are more than enough options available when it comes to tailgate tables. It can be hard to make a decision with so many different options out there to choose from. One of my personal favorite materials I prefer when it comes to tables is wood. The quality and design of a great table constructed from wood makes for a fantastic appearance.

These tables are very durable and can withstand a lot of use. Wood tables are often a better choice for someone who is looking to use their tailgate table for games such as beer pong, flip cup, and other similar games. This is because of the sturdiness and support a dense heavy duty wood table will provide.

Let’s look at a few of the wood built tailgate tables on the market now. It’s important to note the difference in wood type, size, and effect on price each table has.

 

Table in a Bag - Low Wood Portable Table with Carrying Bag

  • $54.95
  • Dimensions: 27-inch square table top, 16-inch table height

  • Waterproof hardwood top

Byer of Maine - Pangean Roll-Out Patio Dining Table

  • $179.95

  • Dimensions: 42W x 29D x 28H in.

  • Crafted from kiln dried hardwood

Mudgestables - Beer Pong Table

  • $299.00

  • Dimensions: 8’ L x 3’ W

  • Pine/Birch Wood

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As mentioned before, wood tables can really have a great appearance to them. A nicely constructed, cut, and built wood table has an aesthetic to it that is hard to ignore. It’s important to take note that for a great tailgate table made of wood you should expect to pay a bit more. The cost makes sense when you think of the material and durability that comes along with an expertly built wooden tailgate table.

Wood Tailgate Tables that are built with tailgating in mind often contain a handle that is attached to the foldable table, making it easy for transportation and mobility. The table might weigh a bit more than other tables but this also creates a more durable and higher quality foundation, which can really come in handy.

Aluminum Tailgate Tables

brown aluminum tailgate table

Aluminum Tailgate Tables are very lightweight and easy to transport. This makes them nice to take with you different places although you will be sacrificing some durability. These tables can be damaged somewhat easily and do not hold up as long as some of the other materials available.

Although it is quite rare, rust can an issue if the table is left out in wet or humid conditions for prolonged periods of time. If taken care of properly, an aluminum tailgate table will serve your needs and provide you an easy way to bring your table anywhere with you.

HomCom - Aluminum Tailgate Beer Pong Table

  • $79.99

  • Dimensions: 95"L x 23"W x 28.5"H

  • Light-weight Aluminum Frame 

American Tailgater Table

  • $149.95

  • Dimensions: 8’ L x 2’ W

  • Light-weight Aluminum

Overstock NCAA Aluminum Table

  • $98.12

  • Dimensions: 8’ L x 2’ W

  • Plastic and Aluminum

Besides the durability factor, these tables can be a good investment if you’re looking for something cheaper in price and lighter in weight. These tables don’t exactly have the same sleek looking appearance as a wood table but they will get the job done for whatever situation you need it for.

Plastic Top Tailgate Tables

white plastic tailgate table

Plastic Tailgate Tables are another light-weight option that are easy to transport and carry. These tables are usually the cheaper form of tailgate tables, as plastic is one of the more inexpensive materials to produce with.

These types of tailgate tables can be good due to their ability to take on different weather. Plastic tops are waterproof and water can easily be wiped off without damaging the tops.

Sam’s Club - Lifetime Tailgate Table 

  • $99.99

  • Dimensions: 6’ L x 5’ W

  • White Granite Plastic

EventStable - Plastic Folding Table

  • $104.00

  • Dimensions: 8’ L x 30” W

  • Commercial-grade Polyethylene
     

Home Depot Lifetime Almond Folding Table

  • $107.18

  • Dimensions: 6’ L x 30” W

  • High-density polyethylene top designed for stability

The average price range isn’t too different between the plastic tailgate tables and the aluminum tailgate tables. Both tables are very similar in most aspects besides the actual material. 

 

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Overall, aluminum and plastic tables are very similar as far as price and weight, whereas wood tables are a bit more heavy and a bit more expensive. As you can see by the specifications and descriptions above, there are many different options available for you to choose from when it comes to the world of tailgate tables. Hopefully this article has given you some insight on the different prices associated with the different styles, sizes, and materials used to make the table.

Here at Slick Woody’s we offer a great selection of tailgate tables. Whether it’s our best selling designs or our custom design options, we have a large collection available. Whether you’re tailgating, at a concert or festival, or just setting up something at home, you can guarantee having one of these tables ready will come in handy. There are a multitude of different occasions you can use this table so it is important to understand exactly what kind of table you will be wanting.

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Dylan Pellegrene

Dylan Pellegrene

Digital Content Manager @ IPG Global Marketing and Slick Woody's Cornhole Company. Like having fun with friends, family oriented, Cleveland Sports Fan! Enjoy reading and writing and am always looking to expand my knowledge on different subjects!


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