How-to Choose the Right Dining Table Size

We use our dining rooms as our needs dictate, so it’s just as important to buy the right dining table size for homework, home office stuff, crafts or sewing as it is to accommodate meals. Sometimes you may need to seat just you, and at other times you may have ten over for a holiday feast.

As you design your multi-functional dining room, consider both seating capacity and the comfort of the seats themselves. Of course, the biggest multi-use design consideration is the size and shape of the table. Dining chairs average 16″ to 20″ in width, 15″ to 18″ in depth and 16″ to 18″ in seat-back height. Today’s popular counter-height chairs are usually 24″ to 26″ and 28″ to 31″ high, respectively. Dining tables are typically 30″ high, while counter-height tables come in at 36″ from the floor.

Here’s a handy guide to print and stick into your table-buying jeans.

Dining Room Table Buying Guide42″ x 120″ length = Approximate Seating For 8-10 People

(Minimum Room Size of 10′ 6″ x 15′ 6″)

36″ x 72″ length = Approximate Seating For 6-8 People

(Minimum Room Size of 10’ x 13’)

30″ x 66″ length = Approximate Seating For 4-6 People

(Minimum Room Size of 9’ x 12’ 6”)

72″ round = Approximate Seating For 8-9 People

(Minimum Room Size of 14‘ 6“ x 14’ 6”)

60″ round = Approximate Seating For 7-8 People

(Minimum Room Size of 13’ x 13’)

48″ round = Approximate Seating For 5-6 People

(Minimum Room Size of 11’ 6” x 11’ 6”)







2 thoughts on “How-to Choose the Right Dining Table Size”

  1. This was great information. I am very interested in the table and chairs in the picture above the heading How to choose the right… I don’t see it as an option. Does Grand make it and if so, will you please direct me where I can find it? Thank you

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