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size of chairs in relation to dining table plus rug question

Posted by functionfirst (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 19, 12 at 12:55

I have a 66" square glass dining table held up by a square base--no legs at corners. How many chairs can I fit around this table which will usually seat adults who are relatively average in size--not overweight but not skinny. Second question is what size area rug should I put under it, i.e. how much space should I allow to pull out the chairs? There must be a rule of thumb but I don't know it. Thanks very much.


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RE: size of chairs in relation to dining table plus rug question

Add 12" to each of the four sides, so a minimum of 9.5 feet square, but 10'x10' would be even better. General rule for table top space is 24" per diner. On a square table, you also have to account for overlap, so your table should fit eight comfortably.


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RE: size of chairs in relation to dining table plus rug question

If that is as big as I think, you should be able to get 2 chairs on each side. 8 total if you need that many. "rule of thumb" is that the chair is still on the rug when you have the chair pulled out and in use.


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RE: size of chairs in relation to dining table plus rug question

Edited answer:
For the rug, add 12" to each of the four sides, so a minimum of 9.5 feet square, but 10'x10' would be even better.

General rule for table top space is 24" per diner. On a square table, you also have to account for overlap, so your table should fit eight comfortably.


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RE: size of chairs in relation to dining table plus rug question

Thanks very much!! I see that some companies do make 10x10 area rugs, so that's great news.


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RE: size of chairs in relation to dining table plus rug question

I recently got a square dining table and was considering round rugs as well as square ones. I think I've decided not to use a rug at all.


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