Buyer’s Guide: The Best Folding Tables

You have plenty of choices––in size, material, and folding options––when shopping for a folding table. Ahead, see our roundup of top-favorite options!

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Best Folding Table

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The purchase of a folding table may be something you decide on the spur-of-the-moment when you discover you need extra space for guests, garage sales, or crafts. The best folding tables offer temporary––and sometimes permanent––surfaces for place settings for overflow guests or for extra space for your sewing, painting, and other projects.

Some of the best folding tables are also built to handle heavy-duty loads including power tools, construction materials, and books. Yet a good folding table offers more than extra space. The best tables are easy to unfold and set up, are stable when in use, and take up minimal space when stored.

Our Top Picks

Best Overall

Best Folding Table FlashFurniture
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The Flash Furniture folding table comes in an array of sizes so you can choose one that works for you. The top is made from 1.5-inch-thick, heavy-duty molded plastic that’s easy to wipe clean. When folded for storage, the table is only 1.75 inches thick. Also, helpfully, it features a locking mechanism to keep the table from buckling when in use. The steel legs of the table are powder-coated to resist rust and corrosion. They also come with protective floor caps to keep the legs from scuffing the floor. The Flash Furniture table is suitable for either indoor and outdoor use, and it can support up to 330 pounds of weight.

Best for Heavy Duty

Best Folding Table Cosco Deluxe
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The CoscoProducts Deluxe Folding Table holds up to 300 pounds. The surface measures 29.5 x 71.88 inches and stands 29 inches high, so it offers plenty of room for large items. It features an attractive, high-density polyethylene surface, and powder-coated steel legs that come with sliding lock guards to keep the table sturdy and upright. When folded in half, the table is just six inches wide and locks so it won’t open when you carry it. At 25.5 pounds, the table is light enough to be carried by the attached comfort handle.

Best to Tuck Away

Best Folding Table MateII
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The Table-Mate measures 15 x 21 inches and can be adjusted to six height settings, ranging from 21.75 to 29.25 inches. That makes it a good choice for both kids and adults. The top even tilts to three different positions. A pull-out cup holder is located on the side of the tabletop. When folded, the Table-Mate is only a couple of inches thick, so you can slide it out of sight until it’s needed again.

Multipurpose Pick

Best Folding Table Meco
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If you want a sturdy, portable table that is attractive enough to become a permanent part of your home, consider this option from Meco. It measures 32 x 32 inches square and stands 29 inches high. The legs are easy to unfold and lock into place, making the table quick and easy to set up for card playing, jigsaw puzzles, crafts, or other activities. When you are ready to store this table, the legs unlock and fold into the underside of the table surface. Once folded, the table measures less than four inches deep, so you can easily stow it when not in use.