Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Styles of Picnic Tables
We have a wide variety of Picnic Tables in many finishes and shapes. We offer wood, plastic, aluminum, fiberglass, recycled plastic and concrete picnic tables. Any choice is perfect for outdoor dining or for use at schools for outside craft projects. Our most popular picnic tables are the Plastisol or plastic coated. Tops and seats are made by covering metal with PVC plastic.
Special UV inhibitors are used giving the material a shiny finish and variety of colors. School or company colors enhance outdoor areas. This furniture will provide years of service in all climates. We offer a 30 day conditional money back guarantee for all of our picnic tables.
A picnic table (or sometimes a picnic bench) is a modified table with benches expressly for the purpose of eating a meal outdoors (picnicking). In the past, picnic tables were typically made of wood, but modern tables can be made out of anything from recycled plastic to brushed metal. Because of their inherent durability (due to being outdoors constantly), they are often used for a myriad of other purposes, such as a sawhorse.
In contemporary usage, picnic can be defined simply as a pleasure excursion at which a meal is eaten outdoors, ideally, taking place in a beautiful landscape. Picnics are often family-oriented but can also be an intimate occasion between two people, a romantic picnic, or a large get together, company picnics and church picnics.
On romantic and family picnics a picnic basket and a blanket are usually brought along. Outdoor games or some other form of entertainment are common at large picnics. Large picnics can also be referred to as barbeques.
Formerly, picnic meant a potluck, an entertainment at which each person contributed some dish to a common table for all to share. The first usage of the word was traced to a 16th century French text, describing a group of people dining in a restaurant who brought their own wine. The word picnic is based on the verb piquer which means 'pick' or 'peck' with the rhyming nique meaning "thing of little importance".
The 1692 edition of Origines de la Langue Françoise de Ménage, which mentions 'pique-nique' as being of recent origin, marks the first appearance of the word in print. The word picnic first appeared in English texts in the mid-1700s, and may have entered the English language from this French word or from the German Picknick.
Article by John Gravlee of Furniture Leisure, Inc. . Mr. Gravlee is the President and has been involved in furnishing properties with outdoor needs for 25 years.
Picnic Parks are universal. Every country has parks for people to enjoy the outdoor dining in favorable weather. In America the National Recreation and Parks Association includes manufacturers of park equipment such as picnic tables.
Every state has parks with picnic tables. Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming are states with Picnic tables in use for picnics. Major Cities such as Miami , Orlando , Jacksonville , Baltimore , Boston , New York , Washington , Seattle , Chicago , Denver , New Orleans , Dallas , Houston , Los Angles, Las Vegas , San Diego , Sacramento , Atlanta , Charlotte , Raleigh , Greensboro , Minneapolis , Milwaukee , Lafayette , Philadelphia , San Francisco all are major cities with many parks with picnic tables for recreation.
Not only do the Parks use picnic tables, but many companies use picnic tables for employee dining. They are used outdoors as well as indoors. Features such as durability, style, flexibility and various sizes are reasons they are used.
A picnic table is one of the most widely used products for leisure as well as business dining functions.
Companies such as General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Haliburton, The Kroger Co, Cardinal Health Inc, State Farm Insurance, Hewlett-Packard Co, International Business Machines Corp, Time Warner Inc, Costco Wholesale Corp, Johnson & Johnson, SBC Communications Inc, Lockheed Martin Corp use picnic tables and many more.
All one has to do is look around and they will find picnic tables at their local Seven Eleven stores, Fast food stores. Malls use picnic tables in their Food Courts.
Just look at this list of National Parks in the United States . Acadia • American Samoa • Arches • Badlands • Big Bend • Biscayne • Black Canyon of the Gunnison • Bryce Canyon • Canyonlands • Capitol Reef • Carlsbad Caverns • Channel Islands • Congaree • Crater Lake • Cuyahoga Valley Death Valley • Denali • Dry Tortugas • Everglades • Gates of the Arctic • Glacier • Glacier Bay Grand Canyon • Grand Teton • Great Basin • Great Sand Dunes • Great Smoky Mountains Guadalupe Mountains • Haleakala • Hawaii Volcanoes • Hot Springs • Isle Royale Joshua Tree • Katmai • Kenai Fjords • Kings Canyon • Kobuk Valley • Lake Clark Lassen Volcanic • Mammoth Cave • Mesa Verde • Mount Rainier • North Cascades • Olympic • Petrified Forest • Redwood • Rocky Mountain • Saguaro • Sequoia • Shenandoah • Theodore Roosevelt • Virgin Islands • Voyageurs • Wind Cave • Wrangell-St. Elias • Yellowstone • Yosemite • Zion.
Each one has picnic areas with grills, picnic tables waiting to serve you. This does not even include the Local parks in Counties around the country.
Picnic tables are universal. I have just touched on their popularity with out mentioning other counties, and types of users that exist. A rough guess of the market in the USA is perhaps $100, 000,000.00 every year.