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The Durability of a Plastic Banquet Table

For the past 357 days we’ve been testing the long term durability of our wood banquet tables and plastic banquet tables. You can find the entire blog post series here: post 1, post 2, post 3, and post 4. We wanted to understand how the outdoor elements affected our tables to get a better understanding of their quality and durability for commercial use. So, to test their durability, we left them outside over the harsh Canadian winter to see how they’d do. We’ve now reached the conclusion of the testing.

After more than 11 months and 23 days, 357 days, 8568 hours, 514,080 minutes, or 30,844,800 seconds of being out in the elements here’s what we can report on the NES 4ft wood folding table:

Don’t leave it out in the elements for this long. This table top will not survive.

Wood Table Fail

That’s obviously a natural occurrence given it is made of layers of wood.

Wood Table Top Separating

What we can say is that the legs of the wood banquet tables are virtually rust free given how many days these folding table legs were exposed to rain, sun, and snow…lots and lots and lots of snow. There’s a bit of rust on the bolts and around some (not all) of the joints but the legs are still functional allowing them to be folded out and back in with ease.

Wood Table Legs Pass

After more than 11 months and 23 days, 357 days, 8568 hours, 514,080 minutes, or 30,844,800 seconds of being out in the elements here’s what we can report on the NES 4ft plastic folding table:

This table is TOUGH, durable and means business. It was right there next to the wood folding table and besides the tabletop being dirty there’s very little to no lasting damage done to the table.

Plastic Banquet Table

And with a magic eraser, it looks as good as new.

Plastic Table Good as New

The legs had even less rust than the wood table did and had no issues with setup or tear down of the table.

Plastic Table Underside

This test confirmed that we have durable banquet tables with plastic banquet tables capable of withstanding 357 days (almost a full year!) in extreme weather conditions (at times) without damage to the table.

If you’re interested in receiving a custom quote on any one of our NES Reliable Plastic Banquet Tables: