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Quick Tip: Dining Table Design Guidelines

 
 
When designing a dining table, it is important that you set the dimensions to something that will feel comfortable and natural to those using it.  You will find here, a guideline that will ensure that your table is comfortable, appropriately sized for the number of people you want to seat and looks just right.

Recommended Table Sizes

  • As a guideline, the minimum distance between the floor and the table's apron should not be less than 24 inches. This should provide ample room for comfortable seating and space for the knees.
  • The height of the table should be between 27 and 30 inches.
  • On average, a person needs about 24 inches of elbow room with a 12 to 16 inch reach (14 inches shown in the diagram). 
  • Depending on the required seating, see the recommended length and width of the table as follows:
 
Seats
Width
Length
2
24"-26"
30"-32"
4
26"-30"
42"-48"
6
30"-36"
66"-72"
8
36"-44"
86"-96"
 
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