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Choosing the Perfect Size: Tips for Picking the Right Dining Table

Deciding on the size of a dining table can be daunting, especially if you're unsure how to go about it. But choosing the right table size is crucial for hosting a comfortable gathering with family and friends. Here are some tips to help you decide what size dining table to buy.


First, consider the size of your dining room. It's important to leave enough space around the table for comfortable movement and seating. A good rule of thumb is to leave at least 36 inches between the table, walls, or other furniture. Also, ensure enough space to pull out chairs and walk around the table.


Next, think about how many people you want to seat at the table. A general guideline is to allow 24 inches of table length per person. For example, a table that's 72 inches long can comfortably seat six people. If you frequently host large gatherings, consider getting an extendable table to accommodate more people when needed.


Another factor to consider is the shape of the table. Rectangular tables are the most common and versatile, but round tables can be great for small spaces and intimate gatherings. Square tables work well for seating four people, but they may not be the best choice for larger groups.


Lastly, consider your personal style and the overall design of your dining room. Your table should complement the room's décor and reflect your taste. Do you prefer a modern, minimalist look or a traditional, ornate style? Make sure the table you choose fits in with your overall design scheme.


In summary, choosing the right size dining table involves considering the size of your dining room, the number of people you want to seat, the shape of the table, and your style. By following these tips, you can select a functional and stylish table that will provide a comfortable setting for all your dining needs.



Here are a few examples of our dining tables:

A custom Farmhouse dining table with a cypress top for outdoor use.



A custom Craftsman X Trestle dining table with Shaker dining chairs, a Shaker bench, and Shaker Cupboards.


A custom Farmhouse dining table with Classic Windsor Farmhouse dining chairs.


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