WHAT SIZES FOR MY DINING TABLE?10 March 2020
The design of a dining table is complex, especially in terms of dimensions. They systematically vary depending on the number of guests you want to install there. To make your job a little easier, we decided to explain how to determine the dimensions for a dining table for 2 people, 4 people, 6 people, 8 people and 10 people..
A DINING TABLE ACCORDING TO THE AVAILABLE SPACE
The first choice to make before designing your dining table is to determine how much space you can. This will help you determine the length and width of your table.
Next, it is important to take into consideration the dimensions of the chairs. Indeed, you must ensure that there is enough space between the wall and the table (60cm minimum).
Finally, you must determine the number of guests you want to sit at your table and especially the arrangement of the chairs. 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 guests and more? With people at the end of the table or face to face?
Before you start, a little reminder: for the comfort of your guests, it is advisable to provide a space of 60 centimeters per person. Regarding the standard height of your dining table, it is about 75cm with a height under the top of 71 cm. We therefore advise you to choose a top between 2 and 5 centimeters thick and 71cm feet.
You can also choose a thicker top, in this case choose made-to-measure feet to reduce the height of the foot.
A DINING TABLE FOR 2 PEOPLE
For the design of a dining table for 2 people, you will have the choice between a round top which must have a diameter of 80cm or a square top on one side of 70cm. To guide you and give you a little inspiration, here are some examples of achievements :
Recommended legs for a 2-person dining table
For a 2-person dining table, you can opt for :
A DINING TABLE FOR 4 PEOPLE
Regarding now the realization of a dining table for 4 people, you can orient yourself towards a round top of diameter 90cm or towards a square top with a side of 110cm . You can also go to a rectangular tray of 110x90cm.
Recommended legs for a 4 person dining table
For a 4 person dining table, head to :
A DINING TABLE FOR 6 PEOPLE
Now let's talk about the most popular and most popular dining table: the one for 6 people . You have the choice between :
- A rectangular tray of 180x90cm
- A round tray 140cm in diameter
- A 140cm square tray
It will depend on the layout of your room and the available space. . Many legs may be suitable for this project, you can choose which one you prefer !
Recommended legs for a 6-person dining table
For a 6-person dining table, we recommend :
Tip: a dining table with reinforced hairpin legs
You fell in love with reinforced hairpin legs and you want to build your dining table with them? In this case, know that to ensure a certain stability, your tray should not exceed a length of 180cm and a width of 90cm. If it is square, it should not exceed 160cm side.
A DINING TABLE FOR 8 PEOPLE
Are you a large family and these dimensions are too tight to fit everyone around the table? Don't panic, we're here to advise you!
Regarding the design of a dining table for 8 people, several possibilities regarding the table top:
- A rectangular tray of 220x90cm
- A round tray 160cm in diameter
- A 160cm square tray
It will depend on the layout of your room and the available space . Many legs may be suitable for this project, you can choose which one you prefer !
Recommended legs for an 8-person dining table
For an 8-person dining table, choose between :
Tip: a dining table with an extension
Finally, if there are not many of you at home but sometimes you still need room to welcome people around your table, then opt for an extending tray ! It doesn't take up any space and it's very practical!
However, pay attention to the extension system, so that the fixing of the foot does not interfere with the addition of it.
Tip: a dining table with hardwood or softwood
A hardwood top, such as oak or beech, is unlikely to sag over time , even without reinforcements because the wood is dense. If your top is in soft wood (melamine, laminate, kitchen top), and measures more than 180cm, you will have to be careful to choose the most suitable feet.
For any tray over 230cm long and regardless of the style chosen, we recommend that you add a foot in the center of the tray . Wood remains a natural material and works over time. With such a large width, it will sag over time if there is no structure or reinforcement in the center.
A DINING TABLE FOR 10 PEOPLE AND MORE
If that is still not enough and you need a large family table to seat 10 or more guests , here are the most suitable sizes and shapes of trays :
- A rectangular tray of 260x90cm
- A round tray 190cm in diameter
- A square tray of 190cm per side
The realization of a dining table deserves thought and must be adapted to the spaces you have!
There are different factors to consider that are specific to each project. Do not hesitate to ask us any questions or ask for advice, we will be happy to guide you! Pending appointment on the category dining table leg !
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