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What Size do I Need?

When it comes to furnishing your home, the size and proportion of your furniture is as important as the design itself. While it may seem daunting to get it all right, we have a few rules of thumb that will ensure your table not only fits, but completes your space!

Space Around Dining Tables

A dining table can be an illusively large piece of furniture, and you should always take into account the space around it.

We suggest you have at least 3 feet of space between the table and the exterior to comfortably sit in a chair and move around.

To find the proper size for your dining table, start by measuring the length and width of the area. Then subtract about six feet from those two measurements to get a target dining table region. 

Seating Capacity

For Rectangular Tables:

4’ table seats 2
6’ table seats 6
8’ table seats 8
10' table seats 10
12’ table seats 12

For Round Tables:

48" table seats 4
54" table seats 5 to 6
60" table seats 6 to 7

For Square Tables:

46” table seats 4
55” table seats 4 to 8
60“ table seats 8
*Please note that any length over 8’ is considered custom sizing and may affect the prices ranges listed on our site. 

Pro Tip: Use Painter's Tape

Painter's tape is a great tool to help you visualize your table size and ensure that you have adequate space to move around. Draw the length and width of your table on the floor and adjust accordingly.

Table Height

Coffee table height typically ranges between 16 to 18 inches.

Dining table height is approximately 30 inches. This height is suitable for chairs that have a seat height of around 18 inches.

Counter height tables typically range from 34 to 36 inches and require stools or chairs with a height of 24 to 26 inches.

Bar table height is about 40 to 42 inches. This height is designed to accommodate bar stools with a seat height of approximately 30 inches.

Desk height is approximately 28 to 30 inches, which is similar to a regular dining table. This height is suitable for chairs with a seat height of around 16 to 18 inches, the average height of an office chair. Standing desk table heights can range from 36 to 48 inches.

Console table height ranges from 30 to 36 inches. This height is suitable for hallways, entryways, and other areas where space is limited.


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