We want to use this on our deck to be able to spend more time outside without the bugs. My concern is space within the shelter. Is there enough room to fit a rectangle table with six chairs and still have room to move around?
ROGER L It will be tight in the corners, but over all this should work.
ROBIN S Hi Linda,
There is a lot of room inside this screened in shelter. We take if camping with us and love it. It also has to zippers directly across from each other so you can enter it from two sides.
We definitely love the straight sides as well.
TRACEY M First let me start by saying that we absolutely LOVE our Coleman Shelter. We set it up in the backyard in May and leave it up for the summer. We use it as often as possible for eating and relaxing. I do feel it would be a bit tight with a rectangular table and six chairs with room to move around. We currently have a 43 inch round table with 4 chairs and we do have room to move around. You would probably need a bigger structure. Good luck with your decision!!
DAN V We purchased this item for campng and it has worked out great. We always set it up over the picnic table in the campsite and if positioned correctly one end of the picnic table is against the edge of the shelter leaving enough room on the other end to walk around. I would think if you are using an 8ft rectangular table it would work out prefectly.
ROBERT W We took ours camping, and put a full size 8 foot picnic table inside ours, and it worked out fine. At home, we have a round table with 4 chairs, plus 2 adirondack chairs inside, with plenty of room to maneuver around inside. So I don't think you will have any problems.
LINDA R No, I don't think so. We have a medium sized round table and four chairs in ours, and it fills the tent.
BENJAMIN M We have a patio eating set which includes a table, dimension of 65"x42" and 6 chairs. I measured the inside of the shelter and the patio set will fit (including chairs) but it will definitely take up all of the room. You will have about a foot around the inside perimeter to move around in. It is do able but eating is about all you can do with that furniture in the space. Hope this is helpful.
NORM S The unit had good amount of space, we took it camping and put it over the picnic table and did not feel cramped at all.
RICHARD P We use the shelter when we are camping. We often install the shelter over the top of a picnic table at the campgrounds where we are staying. This is a good size shelter inside and we have no problem moving around inside with the table and additional camping gear. It really depends on the size of the table and the number of people inside. We have been very happy with our coleman instant shelter and think you would be satisfied with the quality of this product. R. L. Parsons
BRUCE B I have a round 42" table with 4 chairs and theres pleanty of room. I suggest you tape off the shelter dimension around your table and mark with tape. see how it feels.
MORIAH C We really love this shelter! I haven't tried that configuration but, I don't see why it wouldn't work. Might be tight on the ends if you figure a 6ft table and a couple feet on each end for chairs. A 5ft table would work great.
JAMES G Linda,
I would say no..... I have 4 chairs and i found that I need to keep them well away from the screen walls. The wind moves the walls in and out and they rubbed holes thru the screen from rubbing against the backs of the chairs!
KYLE S It is relative to the size of the table, 6' would work great or 8' max length and you would still have room to get around if you pushed one end against the side wall. I have a round table and have lots of room to spare.
The big downfall with these screen rooms is the wind. I left mine out over night in 15mph winds in a slightly protected area and it still shredded the roof, no replacement parts.
JUSTIN N Linda, That would depend on how big your table is, I do know that we have had a card table with 4 chairs in ours and were able to move around, and my wife and I set inside on our two chairs with a fan & a drop light hanging and have lots of room. Perhaps if you put your table along the screen and your chairs along the rest of the screen, but I really don't know about putting it in the middle with chairs all around.. It would no doubt fit but how much room you would have to move around would come back to how big the table is. Hope this helps, we really like ours, if fact I put it up last weekend and it's out in the yard as I type... lol I think is was a great investment for us as here in Michigan we have allot of pests... Good luck and enjoy your summer.
Justin & Mary N.