The Beer Gutter Picnic Table is a Summer Time Must-Have

 - Jun 23, 2012
References: picnictablesofhouston & thekitchn
The beer gutter picnic table integrates two summer time essentials into one convenient design. This hybrid outdoor table allows party patrons to keep their brews chilled without missing out on the conversation.

Designed by the Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, the seemingly ordinary picnic table includes a built-in steel compartment along the center of the counter. The gutter is filled with ice and presto -- you've got a stylish backyard cooler. The table is also designed with a pop-up drain that makes clean up easy and mess-free.

If you are feeling extra crafty this season, this modification could easily be done with a little elbow grease and creative upcycling. If you take the middle plank off a standard picnic table, you could insert a rainfall gutter into the opening and secure with screws.