This time of year, I try to do as much outside as possible. Everything from cooking to writing blog posts (like this very one...hooray for working from home) to paying bills is that much better from fresh air. Even with all the flies and spiders.
And outdoor dining is a no brainer, especially if you've a proper place to do it. And if you don't, then you should make one.
I like the concept of this outdoor dining table with the built-in cooler quite a bit, but I also like its flexible design. The way it's constructed allows you to scale it to fit your back deck, patio, or yard.
See more photos and find a link to the tutorial at Ana-White.com: Patio Table with Built-In Beer/Wine Cooler