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.