Return to the Furniture Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Length of console table behind couch

Posted by carrie9142 (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 22, 13 at 1:12

Does anyone know any rules of thumb about how long your console table should be compared to the length of the couch?

I am buying a sectional with a very long back and I don't know how long a table should be with regard to the couch.


Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Length of console table behind couch

(Sqrt(5)-1)/2 or roughly 0.6180

RE: Length of console table behind couch

No firm rule, but it should be properly proportioned. For example, this sofa was 90" wide, and we positioned a sofa table that extended just until the sofa back began to curve. In this case the top was 62" long. 48" would have been too short.

This picture doesn't illustrate the sofa table we used. This one illustrated is too tall and too long.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Furniture Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here