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The dining table is often the linchpin in a modern home. Here the family meets, children play, it serves as a home office, workshop or meeting place with friends. The dining table is a multi-talent and should therefore be chosen most carefully. Next to bed or sofa, is the purchase of a dining table, which is usually the most considered. A dining table made of solid wood is an investment for life. This piece of furniture has the potential to accompany the family for a lifetime. Therefore, when buying it is worth carefully measure, consider and take into account important points.

1) How many people will sit at the table?

The answer to this question conditions all further considerations. Basically, you should think carefully about what your everyday life will be like. Do visitors come frequently? Are the neighbor’s children or parents regular guests? Then it is worthwhile in advance to two more places to plan in advance. Occasional visitors can also make themselves comfortable at a table that has been extended by means of a pull-out or add-on table tops. This variant is also a practical solution for smaller rooms. comfortable seating arrangement narrow seating arrangement

2. how big should the dining table be?

As a rule, one calculates with 60 cm width per person and place setting. Add to this 40 cm depth and another 20 cm space for pots or bowls in the center of the table. This gives a table width of 80-100 cm. The ideal table for four people is therefore 120-160 cm long. For each additional person, 60 cm should be added (6 people: 180-220 cm). In general, the following dimensions apply: – comfortable seating: from 60 cm space per person – cramped seating: 50 cm space per person comfortable seating arrangement tight seating arrangement Calculate space

3. how much space should you plan for the dining table?

In addition to the actual table dimensions, a comfortable dining area requires enough space to stand up and sit down. To do this, add to the table width the chair depth including 30 cm clearance. Tables made of dark woods come into their own better when they are placed in a large space. In small rooms score white or tables made of light wood. Please note: Existing chairs should be before buying a table measured before buying the table to determine the appropriate table height! Also important is the distance between the floor and the table frame on which the table top rests. Even tall people with long legs should be able to sit comfortably at the new table. If the chairs have armrests, their height must also be measured so that you can fully approach the table.  

4. what is the right dining table height?

The height of the dining table should depend on your own body height. As a rule, the height of the upper edge of the table is approx. 74cm to 78 cm. The DIN standard ISO 5970 specifies a dining table height of 76 cm for a body height of 173 cm. If the majority of your family or circle of friends is significantly above or below this, it is recommended to choose the table height higher or lower accordingly. Since most dining chairs have a seat height of 46 cm these are best suited to a table height of Table height of 76 cm. A distance of 30 cm between the seat and the lower edge of the table is recommended to ensure a back-friendly and comfortable sitting posture.

5. which table shape suits my room?

Basically, the shape of the dining table depends on the premises and the number of people. For example, a square table would hardly make sense for ten people, but in the appropriate size for two people perfectly adequate. The classic family table is still rectangular with one place on each of the short sides. If you like it more sociable and “equal”, choose a round table. But this is suitable for a maximum of six peopleAs the diameter of the table increases, so does the distance between the people sitting opposite. This often looks a bit uncomfortable. A extension function extends round tables to oval tables. Space for larger parties is then also available here. If corners and niches of a room are to be utilized, one better chooses square tables. These can also be placed against the wall to save space. Placed centrally, round tables often look more harmonious in small rooms more harmonioussquare tables, on the other hand too bulky.  

6. what surface should my dining table have?

Solid wood dining tables are becoming more and more popular. They give a room warmth and coziness and that is exactly what a dining table should radiate. But with wood, many fear a high sensitivity and vulnerability. Of course, with solid wood furniture should be some important points to note, in order to also long joy for a long time. Compared to glass, plastic or veneered surfaces, small scratches, stains and traces of use on wooden tables can be removed quickly and usually with minimal effort. be removed again. Oiled and waxed surfaces have the advantage of not completely sealing the wood. The wood can thus continue to breathe. Furniture with this surface treatment therefore appears very natural and can demonstrably positively influence the indoor climate.

Water stains on wood

Water or food stains should always be removed as quickly as possiblein order not to leave any permanent stains. However, if water marks or scratches have appeared, they can be easily removed by light sanding and re-waxing/oiling. Varnished wood, on the other hand, is completely sealed and water repellent. Stains and edges can be easily removed with a damp cloth. To refresh the color, a suitable wood care product can be used. Traces of use, however, can also additionally emphasize the character of a dining table, because it is, after all, lived on. And so solid wood furniture often tells a very special storythat can be written for generations to come.

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  • How big is the room or floor space for the table? Give your new dining table enough “room” in the room.
  • How many people will typically use the table at the same time? So, what is the minimum number of people it should seat? This will help you determine the Minimum size of your dining table so that it can seat the regular number of people.
  • What kind of seating will be used? Chairs with flared legs or flared upholstered chairs with arms will naturally require more space than chairs with straight chair legs.

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The right table length

When determining the right table length, you should base it on the number of people who will be using the dining table on a daily basis. However, if you have a large space available that can comfortably accommodate a larger table model, you can of course be generous with the length. As a rule, one calculates per person or per place setting 50 cm to 70 cm – depending on how narrow or comfortable you want to sit. However, it should be noted here that the table width also has an influence on the appropriate table length. If, for example, you decide on a particularly wide dining table, people can also be seated comfortably at both ends. If, on the other hand, it is a narrow dining table, the ends can no longer be occupied (or there would be less space on the long side if a person were to sit at the end). The width that should be considered per person also depends on the seating furniture that will be used. An upholstered armchair requires more space than a classic chair with straight chair legs. And the table model also affects the recommended table length. If it is a classic dining table with 4 table legs, then for the placement of people you can only consider the table length between the studs. Our dining table Bente. You can find more classic dining tables here With a column table, on the other hand, there are no table legs in the way and you can count on the full length of the top. Although we are talking about only a few centimeters here, but even these can affect the comfort of sitting at the table. Our Minos column table. You can find more column tables here

The right table width

When it comes to the right dining table width, the following is usually considered 40 cm per place setting and a 10 cm to 20 cm wide strip in the middle of the dining table is best as a space for bowls, dishes or decorations.. The more space you allow for, the more convenient it is to place food on the table. This is true from a width of 90 cm (40 cm + 40 cm + 10 cm). Also, with a wider dining table, there is more of an opportunity to seat one or two people at the ends of the table when the long sides are already at full capacity. In terms of table width, also keep in mind that the wider the table, the farther away you are from the person sitting across from you. This could be a bit uncomfortable in some situations, such as a game night – especially if there are smaller children participating who should be able to reach the play area in the middle of the table.

The right table height

The right table height for you depends, firstly, on the seating furniture that will be used – especially if you already have chairs and are looking for a matching dining table. Secondly, your height is of course relevant in determining the appropriate table height. The standard dining table height is approximately 75/76 cm. This fits best for people of average height (about 1.65 m to 1.85 m), but is also comfortable for (slightly) taller or shorter people. However, if you and the other people in your household are significantly smaller or larger than average, then it makes sense to adjust the table size accordingly. Here are some guidelines for calculating the appropriate table height:

  • There should be approximately 27 cm to 32 cm between the top edge of the tabletop and the seat.
  • The seat height of chairs is usually between 45 cm to 48 cm.

So if you already have chairs and are now looking for the right dining table to go with them, simply sit down on one of your chairs and measure how high the seat height is and what distance between the seat height and the top edge of the table is right for you. Keep in mind that if you have arm chairs, the armrests may need to fit under the table as well. In such a case, sometimes a dining table without frames is more recommended.

The right table size for round dining tables

To determine the correct table size – i.e. diameter – for a round dining table, the following formula is useful: Diameter in cm x Pi รท 60 cm = number of possible seats at the table. The following applies:

  • Pi = 3.14
  • 60 cm = average space required for one person at the dining table

As you can see on the graphic, the space at the round dining table becomes narrower towards the center. For this reason, you should not place the individual people too close. As for the table height of a round dining table, the same rules apply here as for rectangular dining tables (see above). Are you still undecided which table size is right for you? Then call us +49 521 – 430 60 449 or write us a message. We will be happy to help you find the right table for any occasion! And for all those who like to be flexible: How about an extending table. COMNATA dining table uses different extension systems, with the help of which the dining tables can be quickly and easily enlarged. Collector Plate Stands.

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