# How wide should a table base be?

**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 |

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.

**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**.

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).