Does determining table size and chair height seem confusing? Today we are going to break down everything you need to know to choose the right tables, chairs, and stools for your indoor or outdoor dining room. Table height, chair height, and common table terms are all going to be explained and broken down so that you can create a space that is perfect for the whole family.
How Do I Determine Chair Height?
Step 1: Measure the Height of the Table or Bar
Bars, countertops, and tables all vary slightly by size. Some of them have an apron (support piece of wood under the lip of the table). Measure from the bottom of the apron to the floor.
Step 2: Determine Ideal Chair Height
Subtract 12 inches from that distance and you will have the ideal height for your chair or stool. This 12-inch measurement can be adjusted by an inch or so either direction, depending upon the specifications of the chair.
Step 3: Choose Chair Style
Dining room chairs and bar stools are available in a wide range of styles. Think about the style of the room they will be used in and the style of the table itself. The chairs should reflect that same style, even if you choose to make them a contrasting color.
Table, Bar, & Island Heights
There are three primary table heights that you need to consider. Here is the breakdown of the various heights and the chairs that fit beneath them.
|Standard Dining Room Table||28-30 Inches||16-18 Inches|
|Counter Height||34-36 Inches||22-24 Inches|
|Bar Height||40-42 Inches||28-30 Inches|
How Many Chairs Will Fit Around My Table?
Take the guess work out of guessing how many chairs you can fit around the table by referencing this simple guide.
|4||48-54 Inches||36 – 48 Inches|
|6||72 Inches||60 Inches|
|8||96 Inches||72 Inches|
|10||120 Inches||84 Inches|
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