How wide should a table base be?

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For example, you should be able to fit a rectangle table size of 36–42 inches wide and up to 60–70 inches long in a room measuring 10 x 12 feet.

Table Tops and Bases.
SQUARE TABLES Table Size Base Size
30 x 30 22x22 or 17" Round
36 x 36 30x30 or 22" Round
42 x 42 36x36 or 30" Round
RECTANGULAR TABLES Table Size Base Size

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Considering this, how do you determine table base size?

Normally the base spread should be at least 1/3 of the table for singular bases. So the larger the table, the base spread must reach at least 1/3 of the table when one base is used. This is also why for longer tables it is recommended to use with T-style table bases, to provide the most support over the larger surface.

Also, how wide should a table be? Most rectangular tables are between 36" and 40" wide. A table that seats four should be about 48" long. To seat four to six people, look for a table that is at least 60" long. For six to eight guests, your table should be at least 78" long.

Keeping this in consideration, how wide do Table legs need to be?

Dining table legs are 29", which leaves about an inch for top thickness. If you're planning on a top thicker than one inch, you can shorten the 29" legs to maintain a finished height of 30". The apron boards that connect the table legs to form the base are generally about ¾" thick and 4" wide.

How much space is needed per person at a table?

A general guideline is to allow for 18 to 24 inches for every person at your table, but that measurement can flex up or down depending on your unique space. Tiny Tip: Allow for cozier seating with a round table (instead of rectangular) and bench seating (instead of chairs).

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How much overhang should a table top have?

Typically the more formal dining tables have tops with a 1" thickness and the farm style tables have tops with a 2" thickness, but as alwaysclients can choose whatever they want! The standard overhang of a table top is 1-1/2" to 2", which can be seen in the photos above.

What is a table base?

In simplest terms, a base spread is the size or dimension of the lower section of the base which rests on the floor. The base spread helps determine and define the maximum amount of stability your table will have.

What is the best thickness for a glass table top?

If your table is at least 24 inches in diameter, a glass thickness of at least 1/4 inch is best. In general, 1/2 and 3/8 inch thickness are the most durable and most attractive. 1/4 inch thickness are best for smaller tables such as patio tables and coffee tables.

How do you measure a glass top table?

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  1. Place the tip of a measuring tape on the center of the table vertically.
  2. Measure the length of a rectangular tabletop from edge to edge.
  3. Place the tip of a measuring tape underneath the edge of the tabletop.
  4. Measure the size of all cutouts and notches in the glass tabletop, so they can be precut for you.

How do you measure a glass table top to base?


How to Size Glass Table Tops to Bases
  1. Measure the base. If the base is wider at the bottom than at the top, use the bottom measurement.
  2. Find the area of the base.
  3. Multiply the base area by 3 to get the maximum table top area you can use.

How much weight can table legs support?

28 inch 3 rod - Classic 10mm legs can support a table up to around 60kg while the heavy duty 12mm legs will support a weight up to around 120kg. The legs can actually hold quite a lot more than this but we suggest staying below these limits in order to ensure your table remains sturdy with no wobble.

What is the narrowest width for a dining table?

If you want to include space-saving, long, narrow serving dishes for family style meals, plan for a table no less than 32 inches wide, and skip the place mats, or cut and hem them slightly to fit. Table width won't matter, unless you leave at least another 32 inches between it and the walls for chair access.

How thick should a wood table top be?

(Note: many lumber dealers measure wood thickness in quarters of an inch. 1” thick wood is called 4/4, 2” is 8/4, 2 ½” is 10/4, 3” is 12/4 and so on. The most common cuts are 8/4 and 12/4. The finished top will always be ¼” to ½” thinner than the stock you buy, as wood will be removed during fabrication.)

How tall should chairs be to table?

Dining Chairs
That means your seat height needs to be somewhere in the range of 17-19 inches. However, not all tables are created equal, and some are taller or shorter, so you'll need to adjust accordingly. A good rule of thumb is to leave between 10 and 13 inches from the chair seat to the underside of the tabletop.

What is a table stretcher?


A stretcher is a horizontal support element of a table, chair or other item of furniture; this structure is normally made of exposed wood and ties vertical elements of the piece together. This term is sometimes referred to as a stretcher beam.

How can I make my coffee table legs longer?

To raise the height of a table temporarily, buy a set of bed risers, which are wood or plastic supports that go on the bottom of your table legs. For a more permanent solution, buy bun feet or get 4 short pieces of wood the same height. Then, attach them to the bottom of your table legs with screws or hanger bolts.

What is a table apron?

An apron, as it applies to furniture, is a wooden panel that connects the surface and legs of a table, desk, or sideboard that sits on legs. An apron is placed at right angles to the underside of the top of a table, sideboard, desk, or seat of a chair and extends between the tops of the legs.

Do round or rectangular tables take up more space?

A round table is perfect for when you want to encourage conversation around the dining table. The same is true for square tables; however, square tables take up more space than round ones. And for the same number of diners, it's better to opt for a rectangular one, as it offers more seating areas.

How many does a 72 inch table seat?

A 48” to 54” round table can seat up to 6 adults. A 60” round table can seat up to 8 adults. A 72” round table can seat up to 10 adults.

Do you put a rug under dining room table?


Space. The amount of space in your dining room must be considered if you are thinking of adding a rug under the table. For the room to look balanced, it is necessary for the rug to extend past the chairs. As recommended by Houzz, the general rule of thumb is that the rug extends at least 24” past the table on all sides

How big of a table do you need to seat 8?

Dining table sizes for eight can range from 72 to 96 inches long by 36 to 43 inches wide (6–8ft x 3ft–3'6″; 183–244cm x 91–110cm), with the lower measurements also a comfortable fit for six seats and the higher measurements suitable to squeeze 10 people.

Does a round table save space?

In most cases the answer is yes because a round table offers the same usable table space with less of a footprint compared to rectangular tables of equal size. Take away the annoying corners and the fact that people are not sitting shoulder to shoulder and you have in a round table a better fit for the available space.