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What Size Dining Table Do I Need?

| James at James+James

 

 

Figuring out what size table is right for your space can be confusing and frustrating. Luckily, with a few simple tips, it doesn’t have to be.

We build thousands of tables each year and here’s what you need to know to be a table sizing pro:

 

Tip 1: Seating Capacity

Figuring our how many people you want to seat at your table is a great place to start. Chair widths vary, but as a general rule:

For Rectangular Tables:

6’ tables seat 6 loved ones
8’ tables seat 8 loved ones
10’ tables seat 10 loved ones
12’ tables seat 12 loved ones

For Round Tables:

48” tables seat 4 loved ones
54” tables seat 5-6 loved ones
60” tables seat 6-7 loved ones

For Square Tables:

46” tables seat 4 loved ones
55” tables seat 4-8 loved ones
60“ tables seat 8 loved ones 
66” tables seat 8 loved ones

 

Tip 2: Painters Tape

Use painters tape to draw a table on the floor. This will really help you visualize...

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