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TheSaarinenDiningTableisatrueclassiccominginmanysizesand
finishes.Iwouldlovethisoneinmydiningroom.

Withtheholidaysjustaroundthecorner,nowisapopulartimetopurchaseanew
diningtable.Beforeyoufallinlovewiththatmodernmahoganynumberonsaleat
WestElm,itmakessensetoassessyourwantsANDyourneeds.Manypeopleshopfora
styleandthenmakeduewiththesizewhichisnotagoodidea.Atoolargetablehas
guestsplasteredagainstthewalltryingtomakeadiscreetexittotheladiesroomanda
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theGoldilocksruleandfindonethatsjustright!
Theguidelines:
Eachpersonrequiresabout24ofwidthsotheycancomfortablyeatandavoid
bumpingelbows.
Allow32betweenthetableandwalltoallowpeopletogetupandsitdowneasily.
Allow38ifpeoplearealsogoingtobewalkingbackandforthbehindthetable.
Allow42ifyouaregoingtoservepeoplefrombehindtheirchairs.
Ifyouhaveachinacabinetorbuffettable,takeyourmeasurementfromthere,not
thewall.

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TheFredericksburgOvalDiningTablefromThomasvilleisa
greatclassicstyle.Ilovethecontrastofthedarkerchairs.

Hereisarundownonpopulartablesizes,thenumberofpeopleaccommodatedandthe
recommendedminimumroomsizeforroundandrectangulartables.Iwouldadvise
againstsquaretablesunlessyouhaveaverylargeroombecauseyouneedalittlemore
spaceinthecornerstomakeitcomfortable.

Baseyourdecisiononthenumberofpeopleyouusuallyhaveatdinnerandthenadd
two.Itsnicetohavetheextraroomforimpromptuguests.Ofcourse,thingschange
whentheholidayscomeandthereisalwaysroomforeveryone. Therulesareeasy,
yourdiningareawilllookwelcomingandyourguestswillbecomfortable.
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65ResponsestoChoosingtheRightSizeDiningTable
1. K.PeterWildenSays:
January27th,2009at8:01pm

Wehaveanovaltablemeasuring42x56withaleaf.Weretryingtobuyacover
forittoallowustoaccomodate10people.DoyouhaveanyideaswhereIcanfind
something?IfIuseapieceof4x8plywoodwilthatworkgiventherecommended
spacing?
Thanks
2. MyDesignSecretsSays:
January28th,2009at11:36am

HiPeter,
Thatisaverygoodquestion.Theplywoodisacreativeideabutyouwouldhaveto
beverysurethatitisstoredflatinadrylocationoritwillwarpovertime.Iamalso
concernedaboutsplinteringedges.Toaccomodate10peopleyouneedatableat
least8longandoptimally10long.Ifitsjustforoccasionaluse,youcouldjustadd
onecardtable(4242)tooneend.Ifyouneedasturdiersolutionyoumightwant
tolookintothisXtenderCustomTablePad.Ihavenotuseditmyselfbutitlooks
likeagoodidea.
http://www.guardiantablepad.com/xtdtpdlg.html?
gclid=CL_mucPXsZgCFQLixgodhHIMUQ
Goodluck!
~Lorrie

3. DavidSays:
October22nd,2009at1:26pm

Areyourrecommendationsinthetablebasedontableandchairsonly?Ihavea
11x12diningroomthatmywifeandIaretryingtofindatablefor.Ithinkthatwe
cangetawaywitha5roundtable.Thatwillstillallowfor3ofclearanceoneach
sideofthe11dimension.Thoughts?
4. MyDesignSecretsSays:
October23rd,2009at9:53am

HiDavid,

Yes,asImentionedinthelastbullet,ifyouhaveotherfurnitureintheroom,
meansurefromthefurniture,notthewall.Themostimportantthingtoconsideris
clearancebetweenthechairandthenextclosestthing(wallorbuffet).Basedon
yourroomsize,a4tablewouldbemoretoscalebutIunderstandthatyoumight
bewillingtogiveupalittlecomforttohavemorepeopleatyourtable.Themore
themerrier!
Goodluck!
~Lorrie

5. DanielSays:
January14th,2010at1:26am

Ourdiningareais106by106.Therearewallsinthreesides.Mywifereally
likesadiningtablesetwhichis46X78whichshesawafurniturestorefor6
people.Ithoughtitwouldbealittletoobigfortheroom.Wearenotplanningto
putanythingelseinthearea.Whatdoyouthink?Isittoobigfortheroom?
6. MyDesignSecretsSays:
January14th,2010at12:38pm

HiDaniel,
SinceyourroomissquareitisideallysuitedtoasquareorroundtablebutI
understandwhenyoufindsomethingyoulike,youwanttomakeitwork!You
definitelyhaveenoughroomforthewidthofthetablesothatpeoplecangetinand
out.Asfarasthelengthgoes,Iwouldplacethetablesothelongwayistowardthe
openingtotheroom.Makesurethetableisabout32fromthewall.Itmighthelp
tousestringortapetomapitoutintheroomtoseeifitworks.Butifitjutsout
intoahallway,thatmightnotworkandyoumightwanttorevisitaroundtable.
Goodluck!
~Lorrie

7. KathySays:
April25th,2010at10:14pm

Mydiningareathatadjoinsmykitchenis116x113.Imlookingforatable
thatwillfit4comfortablyonadailybasisbutupto8whenwehaveguests.Ialso
wouldliketoputaserveragainstthe113wall.TheserversIhavefoundare
anywherefrom18to20deepand54to56wide.Ineedwalkingroomallthe
wayaroundthetableduetodoorwaysthatleadtohallwayoranotherroom.Ihave
founda36x54butterflyleaftablethatopensto54x54andagatheringtable
thatis40x60thatopensto60x60.Iamuncertainwhichsizewouldbea
betterfitoriftherewouldbeabetteroptionthatImaynothaveconsidered.I
dontwanttooverfilltheroommakingfeelsmallerthanitalreadyis.Imalso
interestedinhangingachandelierabovethetable.Wouldyouknowthebestsizeto
recommendforthissizeoftable?
8. MyDesignSecretsSays:
April27th,2010at3:12pm

HiKathy,Iamgladyouareconsideringallyourdimensionsandoptionsbefore
decidingonfurnitureandlightingforyourdiningroom.ThispostIdidawhile
backmayhelpyouwithyourquestions:
http://www.mydesignsecrets.com/2008/10/20/choosingtherightsizedining
table/
Ifyouwouldlikemorespecificadvice,Iamgoingtobeofferingonlinedesign
consultationssoon.ThatwayIcanofferyouprofessionaladviceforyourproblems
withspecificadviceandactionssteps!
Thanksforreading:)
~Lorrie

9. MargaretSays:
May4th,2010at6:48pm

Thankyousomuchforthisgreatarticle.Mydiningroomis116x14woulda60
roundworkinthisroom.Icurrentlyhaveanovaltableanditseemstobetakingup
waytoomuchspace.Wetypicallyhave46peoplefordinner,wecanhaveasmany
as8forSundaydinner(holidaysare1215,soIcanneverfiteveryonearoundone
table,evenifweallgoonweightwatchers.)
10. MyDesignSecretsSays:
May5th,2010at5:14pm

Youshouldbeokaywitha60table.Itmightbealittletightonthe116sidebut
doable.Asyoucanseefromthechartabovea13x13spaceisoptimalfora

60table.Iknowwhatyouaresayingabouttheholidays.Youshouldseesomeof
theconfigurationswecomeupwithbutthemorethemerrier!
Goodluck!
~Lorrie

11. rossanoSays:
June18th,2010at10:31am

Ihavearoomtheisroughly11x10.Whatsizeandshapewouldberightforthat
sizeandiwouldliketofit6peopleatleast,butmostofthetimeiwouldneeditfor
4people.Anysuggestions?
12. MyDesignSecretsSays:
June22nd,2010at6:23pm

Ifyoulookatthechartaboveyouwillseeyouareinbetweena42and48table.A
48tableisreallybestfor6peopleandyoucanprobablysqueezeitin.Justmake
sureyoudiningchairsarenottoolargeinscale.
Goodluck!
~Lorrie

13. GeorgeSays:
August30th,2010at10:01pm

Wehavea13x16diningroomandareconsideringa72roundtable.Arewe
crazyordoyouthinkwecanmakeitwork?
Thanksinadvanceforyourhelp.
14. MyDesignSecretsSays:
September1st,2010at10:38am

HiGeorge,
Theoptimalsizeroomfora72roundtableisabout146x146whichallows
about43betweenthetableandthewall.Thisgivesyou18forabuffetplus
spacetoeasilymovearound.Ithinkitsdoable,Iwouldjustrecommendthatyou
putanyadditionalfurnitureontheshortwallstomakethespacelookbalancedand
toallowpeopletoeasilygetinandoutoftheirchairs.
Goodluck!
~Lorrie

15. JoannaSays:
September4th,2010at10:22pm

Iwouldliketopurchasearoundpedestaldiningtablewhichmeasures54incesin
diameterand74incheswithleafextensions.Whatsizeroomwillberequiredfor
this?Iwillbepurchaseabuilderhomeandwanttotakethatintoaccountbeforei
purchaseahome.thanks!
16. MyDesignSecretsSays:
September7th,2010at11:52am

HiJoanna,
Ifyoulookatthechartsabove,youwillseethatyourtablewouldrequirearoom
thatisabout13x13.Thatwayyouaresafewithorwithouttheleaves!
Goodluck!
~Lorrie

17. SherylSays:
October12th,2010at10:52pm

IamlookingtopurchasetheThomasvilleFredericksburgcollectionformydining
room.Iamveryconcernedthatitwillnotfitintomycurrentroom.Iwouldlike
somefeedbackastowhatyouthink.Myroomdimensionsareasfollows:11x15'9.
Ihaveonelongroomthatconnectswithmylivingroom.Ihaveawindowonone
endoftheroomandadooropeningonthesideoftheroom.Ihaveonelongwall
ontheothersideoftheroom.Thedimensionsoftheovaltableis46x76x30.
Thechairsare243/4x251/4x42H.Thedimensionsofthebreakfrontchinais
763/8x21x873/4H.Thankyouinadvanceforyourattentiontothisdetail.I
amverynervousaboutbuyingsomethingandnothavingitfitinmyroom.
18. MyDesignSecretsSays:
October13th,2010at4:41pm

HiSheryl,Thanksforreadingtheblog.PleasereadthearticleabovecarefullyandI

thinkyouwilltheanswersyouneed.Thekeythingistomakesureyouhave
enoughroomtogetinandoutofyourseatandhaveothersbeabletowalkbehind
seatedguests.Iwouldlovetogothroughthespecificsofyourdilemmabutdont
havethetime.Soonwearegoingtobeunveilingsomegreatdesignservicesthat
willallowyoutogetmydesignguidanceatveryreasonablerates!
Thanksforreading,
~Lorrie

19. NancySays:
December6th,2010at7:56pm

Myroomis12by13,soit'salmostasquarebutnotquite.
IwouldlovetohaveaThomasvilleElbatableinthe72inchdiameter,butI'm
afraidit'stoolargeforthespaceThe60inchmightworkbetter,butIloveto
havemorepeopleratherthanfewer.
Idon'tthinkI'llhaveotherfurnitureintheroomjustthetable.Isthe72abad
idea?Itwouldgiveme(attheleast)threefeetoneithersideforpeopletositin
theirchairs.
Thanks!
20. MyDesignSecretsSays:
December9th,2010at5:10pm

HiNancy,
IamsmilingrightnowbecauseIknowyoureadtherulesbelowbutyoustillwant
tofudgethemtofitthelargertable!Yes,technicallyyoucanfitthe72tablebut
yourroomwilllooklikealltableandyoudefinitelywonthaveroomforanyother
furnitureintheroom.Ifitwereme,Iwouldatleastwantanarrowsideboardin
theroomtoputextrafoodandforadecorativetouch.Asyouknow,designisa
balanceofformandfunctionandIadmitsometimesthedecisionsaredifficult.I
amgoingtostickwithmyoriginalrecommendationofa60tableina13x13
room.
Goodluck!
~Lorrie

21. NancySays:
December9th,2010at5:19pm

Lorrie,
Hello!Youreright!Youpeggedme.
SinceIwasthinkingaboutwhethertogetthe60orthe72,Iwentaheadand
orderedthe60.then,theguyemailedmeandsaidtheywereout,butthatIcould
havethe72atthesameprice!
Grr.
Sometimesitssohardtodotherightthing.Thanksforthenudgeintheright
direction.
Allthebest,
Nancy
22. MyDesignSecretsSays:
December9th,2010at6:32pm

Sofunny.gladyoustucktothe60.Iamsureyouwillbehappy!
HappyHolidays!
Lorrie

23. ElenaSays:
December30th,2010at12:33am

Hi.
IhaveareallylargeDiningRoom(21x16)andIwouldlikeareallylargedining
tableforit.Iplantohaveoftenalotofguestsanditwouldbegreattoaccommodate
everyonecomfortably.
WhatwouldbethelargesttablesizeIcanaccommodate?
Ihadthiscrazyideaofbuying3tablesW60xD36xH30each

(http://www.comfyco.com/store/casual_dining_sets/hld439.html)andmakingit
asuperlarge180x36table.Woulditlooktoobad?Iamsearchingfora
contemporarylookandthattable/chairslooksodifferent.
Thanks!
24. MyDesignSecretsSays:
January3rd,2011at4:41pm

HiElena,
Wow!Thatisalargediningroomyouhave!Theshortansweryes,youhave
enoughroomforthosethreetables.ThelonganswerIamconcerneditwilllook
likeaneverendingbanquettable.Thereareafewthingstoconsider.Iam
assumingthatyoureverydaydiningwithyourfamilycouldbeaccommodatedwith
onediningtablesoIwouldgetonelongtablewithleaves(thatextendsto120)
andthengetanotherportabletabletoaddtotheendwhenyouhavethereallylarge
crowds.Irecommendawoodtopbecausethatwouldbetoomuchglassinmy
opinion.
Goodluck!
Lorrie

25. ElenaSays:
January5th,2011at8:45pm

ThanksLorrie!IthinkIwillgowithtraditionaltablesetwithextensionleaves.I
totallyagreewiththetablebeingtoolong,butIdidntwantforthetabletogetlost
insuchbigdiningroom(21x16).Iwonthaveanyotherpiecesoffurniture.
WhatwouldyouthinktheveryminimumsizeIshouldhave,sotabledoesntget
lost?Ireallyloveonetable,butitextendstoonly108.
Thanksagain!!
26. MyDesignSecretsSays:
January8th,2011at3:14pm

Iwouldsaythatyouneedatablethatisatleast8(96)long.Alsoconsidersome
otherpiecesintheroomforstorageandbuffetuse.Youcouldaddasideboardon
bothsidesoftheroomaswellassomeplantsandartwork.Mostpeoplewouldlove
toaddallthosefurnishingsbutdonthavetheroomsotakeadvantage!
~Lorrie

27. JanSays:
March10th,2011at10:38am

Justinstalled3builtinseatingbenchesina9x6(3walls)nook.Theopenareais
56x46.Iamthinkinganovaltable48x42yourthoughts?Iamplanningon
makingmyowntable,soastandardsizeisntrequired.Usuallyhave4adultsfor
mealsandthenuseonlythe2longerbenches.
28. MyDesignSecretsSays:
March15th,2011at7:06pm

IdontwanttotogiveyouspecificguidanceonthisbecausenormallyIwouldwant
toseethisinpersonandtakemeasurementsespeciallysinceyouaremakingthe
table!Oneofmyreferencebookssuggests3clearancebetweenthebenchand
tableallthewayaround.Thisallowsyoubeclosetoyourmealbutstillleaveenough
roomforslidinginandout.Thisisclosetoyourmeasurement,sohopethathelps!
GoodLuck!
~Lorrie

29. BeckySays:
April17th,2011at5:46pm

Mydiningroomis13ft10inchesby13ft10inches.Willa72inchroundtablelook
liketoomuchtableinthisroom?Therewillmostlikleyonlybeasamllbuffetinthe
roomwiththetable.Theroomisopentothekitchenareaononeendandtoalarge
Frenchdoorontheother.Thereisafireplaceononewallandalargewindowon
thewallacrossfromit.
30. MeganSays:
April19th,2011at2:01am

Hi,
Iwanttohaveasquarediningtablecustommade.Iwanttobeabletoseat8
peopletotal,2oneachsideofthesquare.Iammostconcernedaboutspaceunder

thetablesothatIcanpushall8chairsinandnothavethembumpintoeachother
underthetable.canyouhelpmefigureoutwhatsizetableIwillneed(assuming
standardchairdimensions,notarmchairsorbenches).Roomsizeisnota
problem,openplanliving/diningroomwithlotsofflexiblelayoutoptions.
Thanks!
31. MyDesignSecretsSays:
April23rd,2011at10:37am

HiMegan,Squaretablesaremoreunusualandcanbeaverynicemoderntouch.
Justlikeroundtables,everyoneisevenlyspacearoundthetablemakingforeasy
conversationandnoonhastobeatthehead!For8peopletositcomfortably,you
aregoingtoneedatablethatisatleast46x46.ButIwouldencourageto
selectyourchairsfirstandmakesureyouhaveenoughspacebut2430foreach
chairshouldbeadequate.Anddontforgettheyhavetofitbetweenthetablelegs!
Goodluck!
~Lorrie

32. MyDesignSecretsSays:
April23rd,2011at10:53am

HiBecky,Youshouldbeokaywiththe72tablebutpleasemakesureofacoupleof
things.First,makesureyoucheckyourchairsizeandthatyouwillbeableto
comfortablyseatasmanypeopleasyouareaimingfor.Iftherearetoomanychairs
ataroundtableyourguestswillbebumpinglegsunderthetable.Next,makesure
youaremindfulaboutthedepthofyourbuffet.18isprobablythemaxyouwant
togosothechairsarenotscootingintoit.Onceyougetyourfinalsizeforbuffet
andchairsyoumightwanttofoolaroundwithspaceplanningsoftwareandcheck
alltheclearancesthatImentionaboveinmypost.
http://www.thomasville.com/AboutThomasville/RoomPlanner.aspx
Goodluck!
~Lorrie

33. EmmeSays:
September17th,2011at7:45pm

Wearemovingintoanewhomewitha94x12diningroom,andaretryingto
ordernewfurniture.Woulda76x40tablebetoobig?Wehavealargeextended
familyandwouldliketohavethelargesttablepossibleforthatspace.Alsohoping
tohavea35wx14.5dcabinetalongthe12wall.Anyadvice?
34. HayleeSays:
September23rd,2011at1:18am

Ihavea13.6x14.4diningroom.Iwasthinkingthata60rounddiningtable
maybetoosmallforthespace.Iwantsomethingthatcomfortablyseats68people.
Iwasreallywantinga72roundtable.Wouldthatworkinthisspaceifsomeoneis
seatedatthetableandpeopleneedtobeabletowalkaroundthem?
35. MyDesignSecretsSays:
September27th,2011at3:39pm

HiEmme,
Asyoucanseefromthechartinthispost,foryourroomsize,therecommended
tablesizewouldbe30x60.Theseareoptimaldimensionssoyouifyoudont
mindsqueezingthatsuptoyou.Also,pleasereadinthetextaboveaboutmaking
roomforsideboardsandpeopletogetinandout.Youmightwanttotryusingsome
spaceplanningsoftwareonline(IthinkThomasvillehasone)soyoucangetagood
feel.Iknowitshardtofiteveryoneinforthoseholidaymealsbutyoudontwantto
puttoomuchfurnitureinaroomfortheother360daysayear!
Goodluck!
~Lorrie

36. MyDesignSecretsSays:
September27th,2011at3:41pm

HiHaylee,
Iwouldstickwiththe72roundtablewhichwillseat78people.Anythinglarger
startstolookREALLYbiginthatsizeroomandyourguestswillfeelveryfaraway
fromeachother!
Hopethathelps!
~Lorrie

JRDSays:

37. JRDSays:
October4th,2011at7:42pm

Ourdiningroomis18.5by11.5withadoubledoorwaytothekitchenatoneshort
endandadoubledoorwaytoahallcenteredonalongwall(withafireplaceonthe
oppositelongwall).Weareafamilyof4butoftenentertainforatotalof812anda
coupleyearswillneedtomaxoutthespace.Ideallywewouldliketohaveusable
sittingchairsineachcornerforregularuse.Wearelookingata44inchwidetable,
considering8footand9foot.Thoughts?
38. saraSays:
October15th,2011at11:08am

hi,Iamintheprocessofbuyingahouseanditdoesnothaveaformaldiningarea,
onlyaeatinkitchen.Theareathatisleftforatableis87x1210.Thetablewillbe
againstonewallandattheendofonesidewillbeourslidingglassdoorsandthe
othersideourentrywaytothelivingroom.idohavealargefamilywhenwereall
togetherfortheholidays,abouttenofus.whatsizetableshouldIgettotryandfit
eveyone,ordouthinkthespacewillbetosmallforthatamountofpeople?
39. NikkiSays:
November3rd,2011at7:54pm

ImlookingtosellourovalshapedbutterflyleaftablebecauseIvehadmyeyeona
solidroundwoodtable(54).ItsbeautifulbutImworrieditwillbetoosmallfor
ourfamilyof5.
Iknowthatitshouldseat56people,butwillthereberoomforfoodonthetable
too?
40. TinaSays:
November6th,2011at9:52am

Hello.MyhusbandandIdisagree,yetagainmaybeyoucanhelp.Theroomis13
x10.Iwanttobuya60x42table.Ialsowanttobuyabuffetfortheroom.This
iswherewedisagree.Hefeelsthattherewillbenoroomforabuffet.Whatdoyou
think?Thanks.
Tina
41. DianeSays:
December13th,2011at4:36pm

Iwouldliketogetchairsfora72rounddiningtableandwouldliketoseat8
people.Thechairswillbeupholsteredwitharms(whichwillfitunderthetable).
Whatisthemaximumwidthofthechairsthatwillfitcomfortably.
Thanks,
Diane
42. AmuthaSays:
December17th,2011at12:31am

Hi,
Whatisyoursuggestionontohaveaseatfor68people,40X76isgoodor42/46X
76isgood.Iaminconfusiontobuymorewidthorlesswidth.
Thanks
43. MattSays:
December26th,2011at10:53pm

Ihavearoomthatis10x12.5kitchentableneeded.Iamlookingatapotterybarn
tabelthatis6060withaleafinittomakeit6090(onlyneedthatonholidays.
Behindonesideisawallbehindtheoppositeisahalfwall.Behindthewalltothe
leftisaslidingglassdoor(ontheshortsideoftheroom)andonthetheoppositeis
thesideofthekitchenwithakitchenthatisopen(serversbehindthatside)thatis
the10105sidetothekitchenislanditisalsothewalkthroughareafromthe
livingroomthroughthekitchentothelaundryroom.
Anythoughtshereisthetable:http://www.potterybarn.com/products/lancaster
diningtable/?pkey=csquarerectangulartables
Letmeknowyourthoughtsplease
44. JessicaSays:
January8th,2012at12:06am

Ihavea107x610diningarea(moreofanook)thatopensintothelivingarea.
IrealizethatIshouldhavearoundtable.Thenumberofseatingisnotnecessarily
important.Woulda48roundtablebetoooverpowering?ThesmallertablesthatI

amfindingtendtobebarheight,whichIamtryingtoavoid.Iwouldappreciate
anysuggestions,thishasmeabitstumped!
45. pamSays:
January9th,2012at6:53pm

hiihaveadiningareaoffthekitchen1010withthreewallsisa48roundtableto
largeforthissizeroom?
46. MyDesignSecretsSays:
January11th,2012at1:30pm

HiEveryone,Idonthavethetimetoanswereachindividualquestionsothats
whyItookthetimetodeveloptheguidelinesabove.Iamsureyouwillfindyour
answersifyoureadthepostcarefully.
Goodluck!
Lorrie

47. KristenSays:
January15th,2012at12:23am

HiLorrie,
Youradvicehasbeenextremelyhelpful!Ihavea11x11diningroom.Whatsize
andstyletablewouldyourecommend?
Thankyou!
Kristen
48. DebbieSays:
March31st,2012at9:41pm

HiLorrie,
Wearestrugglingwithtabledimensionsforourkitchen.Wehaveanopenlayout
fromfamilyroom,eatingareaandkitchen.Thecarpet/woodfloorlinemakeanice
divingline.Oureatingspaceis8.5ftx7.5.However,thatisnotwalledinand
includesextraspaceararound.Wewerelookingata60tablebutarewonderingif
thatstoobig.48seemssmall.Weareafamilyof4,butoftenhaveotherkiddos
joiningus.Thecardtablemustgoafter8months!
Thanksforyourhelp!
Debbie
49. JeanetteSays:
May24th,2012at12:04am

Mykitchenspaceforatableis910x95.Onewallhasadoorwall,theopposite
wallhasthedoortothelaundryroom.Theothersareopenonetothefamilyroom
andtheothertothekitchen.Numberofpeopleatthetableisnotasimportantas
howthetablefillsthespace.Doyouthinka54roundtablewouldbetoolargefor
thisspace?ThetableIhavenowis54x41anditlooksfine,butIwouldliketo
switchtoaroundtable.
50. JackieSays:
May27th,2012at5:35pm

Hi,Lorrie,
Heresafunnyquestionaboutapotentialpedestalproblem.Howmuchfootroom
needstobeunderatable?Orinotherwords,howfardoesachairnormallyget
pushedinbeneathatablefordining?ArectangulartableIabsolutelylove(but
haventpurchasedyet)hastworoundpedestalbases.Myteenagesonsayshell
havetoputhisfeetonthepedestals,whenthetableisconfiguredfor6chairs,
(with2chairsonthelongsides).Doeshehaveapoint?Ihavenoticedthatnoother
pedestaltablesseemtobejustlikethisone
Thanks!
Jackie
51. SerinaSays:
June3rd,2012at1:36pm

Andtoaddtomyquestionaboveaboutthecorrecttablesizeforan88dining
roomwoulditbebettertodoaroundorsquaretableinthespace?Ireallylike
roundtables.
52. LauraSays:
August11th,2012at10:26pm

Hi,wearetryingtodecidewhatsizetable(eitherrectangleorround)wouldbe

goodforasmalldiningroomthatis9x63.Wewantedtotrytobeabletoseat6
peopleifpossible.Ithinkthe5x3tablewouldbetoolong,notallowingample
roomtogetyourlegsinsidethetablewhensittingdown.Whatdoyousuggest?
53. MyDesignSecretsSays:
August13th,2012at11:24am

Pleasecheckouttheguidelinesaboveandgoodluck!

54. MyDesignSecretsSays:
August13th,2012at2:29pm

Itshouldntbeabigproblemunlessyourtableisverysmall.Yourfeetmaytouch
thepedestalbutpeopleusuallydonotscoottheirchairsinenoughforthatto
happen.
Goodluck!
Lorrie

55. MyDesignSecretsSays:
August13th,2012at2:30pm

Thatsizeshouldbefine.Pleaselookatthewallclearancesabovetodoublecheck
yourspecificsituation.
Goodluck!
Lorrie

56. ColeSays:
August14th,2012at10:58am

Iampurchasingmyfirsthomeandexcitedtodecorate.Iamtryingtofindadining
roomtableforthediningarea.Theroomis12x11andhavefound2tablesthatI
likeandwonderingwouldeitheroneoftheseworkinthespace?
Table1:
54x54x36H
Bench:46x26x44H
Barstool(s):22x19x43H
Table2:
(4242,expandsupto54widewith12leaf),fourchairs(each18x19x42)and
a2seatbench(44x20x42).
57. TracieDavisSays:
August27th,2012at1:15pm

IanfixingtobuildmydreamhomeandIdontwantaformaldinningroom,there
isabreakfastnookthatis10.6by12Icaneasilyextendthe12wallto
accommodatewhatIwant,butbyhowmuch??Iwouldliketohaveatablethat
seats8,sohowmuchdoIneedtoexpandthespaceandwhatshapetablewould
yourecommend?Therewillbenootherfurnitureinthere.84by42isthesize
tableIlikebutatthispointIamflexible.Thanksyouforyouradvice!
58. ReggieSays:
September14th,2012at2:03pm

Ihavea60roundtablecanImakeitfitina10x14space?Ireallydontwantto
havetopurchasearectangulartable.Thoughts???
59. MarySays:
October12th,2012at1:09pm

HiLorrie!Wehavea132by13diningroom.Iaminlovewithatablethat
comesin2sizes.36x92or40x112.Itisamodernrusticdesign(metaland
wood).Wehaveabigfamily(6)andIwantthebiggersizebutmyhusbandsays
itswaytobigfortheroom.Whatdoyouthink?Anypossibliltyitwouldwork?
60. BobSays:
November9th,2012at9:50pm

Mydiningroomis13by14andIamlookingatbuyinga72roundtable.Ihave
nobuffettables.Weseemtoalwayshaveguestsoverandwearesixinourfamily
willthissizetablebetoobigfortheroom.
61. DianeSays:
November13th,2012at11:26pm

Hello,wehavea1214diningroom,centerofthehouse.Ihavefalleninlovewitha
4x8farmhousetable.CanImakethistableworkinthisspace?

62. DiningTableSets@BBT.comSays:
November29th,2012at2:21am

[...]ChoosingtheRightSizeDiningTable:Whatstherightsizetobuyforadining
tableset?Notonlydoyouneedtoconsiderthesizeofthediningtableinrelationto
theroomandthenumberofoccupantsbutyoushouldalsotakeintoconsideration
theoccupiedspaceofthechairs.Notethateachpersonrequiresabout2ofwidth
forcomfort.Youshouldallowatleast2feetfromthetabletothewall.
(www.mydesignsecrets.com)[...]
63. marilyncourchesneSays:
December2nd,2012at3:09pm

Hi,
Ihavearoomthatis12ft6incheslengthby10ftdepth.Iwouldlikearectangular
tablewhatsizetablewouldberightforthisroom.Thankyou.
64. TiffanySays:
December30th,2012at4:33pm

Ihavean11by11(10by10ft10in)diningroom,butitopensintothelivingroom
withvaultedceilings,sothereareonlytwowalls.Canthisallowmetoextendonthe
rules,andbyhowmuch?
65. DeannaFogartySays:
May28th,2013at6:06pm

Ihavean118X118diningroomandaminlovewitharoundtableby
BrownstonecalledSienna.Thedimensionsare56roundwithouttheextensions
and72with.Isthe56roundreasonableforeverydaybutwhenIwantthe
advantageofthe72canIswingit?(nootherfurnitureintheroom)

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