Any flat surface that you’ll want for your tiny outdoor space — whether to catch up on emails or balance a plate of palak paneer — should be compact and lightweight. But it’s even better if it folds, allowing you to take it to and from your terrace or porch rather than leaving it out in the rain. One option we like is the Lifetime 80160 Commercial Height Adjustable Folding Utility Table (about $55). At only 4 feet long, with adjustable legs, it’s small enough to store in a closet or under a bed.
If, on the other hand, you just need a flat surface on which to balance your laptop or papers while working outside, a lap desk is a cheap, portable option. The LapGear Designer (about $30) is our favorite for its comfort and stability. But if you prefer something that hovers over your lap rather than directly on it, try the Avantree Multifunctional (about $70), which keeps your lap cool during warmer months and has adjustable legs, too.
Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/04/realestate/upgrade-your-outdoor-space.html