Chair Spacing Between Farmhouse Table Legs
So you've decided on a Farmhouse Table, but you need help deciding how many chairs you can fit or what length of table you need to fit your chairs. Hopefully, this write-up will help. If not, please reach out to our team via phone (479-633-7557), text, or email - we'd be happy to help!
As a general rule, a 6ft Farmhouse Table seats 6, an 8ft Farmhouse Table seats 8, a 10ft Farmhouse Table seats 10, etc. Chair widths and sizing preferences vary, but this blog post may help you with general table sizing.
Here's the hard math: With a Farmhouse Table, the top overhangs approx. 2" on each end, the apron is approx. 1.5" thick on each end, and each leg is approximately 3.5" thick.
So, if you take the table's length and subtract 14", [2" (overhang) + 1.5" (apron) + 3.5" (leg) + 3.5" (leg)+ 1.5" (apron) + 2" (overhang)] you're left with the seating space between the legs.
For example, a 72" Farmhouse Table has approx. 58" between the table legs (72" - 14").
Most dining chairs are 17" - 21" wide and you'll want several inches of space between the table leg and the first chair and between each of the chairs. Typically, the rule of 24" to 28" per person works, but if you have abnormally wide or narrow chairs you may need to adjust accordingly.
A 7'L Farmhouse Table with 8 Double X-Back Chairs