The Different Dimensions of Large Dining Room Tables

The Different Dimensions of Large Dining Room Tables

A typical dining room table is 108″ x 38″. However, some people have a need for larger ones. It is possible to get dining room sets in larger dimensions up to 144″ x 40″. Larger dimensions are available, but the purchaser will have to consult a cabinet maker to get larger dimensions in wood. These dimensions of up to 144″ x 40″ are available in custom made online furniture factories. When choosing the size of the dining room table, there are some important dimensions one needs to consider.

Room size is the most important. One will need after all other furniture is added to the room in the form of china cabinets and buffets, etc., 30″ to 36″ of space around the dining set. This is to accommodate the scooting of chairs out from the table and people walking around the table. If the family is very large, that is the size of the person, or in the use of overstuffed chairs at the table, the free space around the dining room set increases to 48″. Each person should have 22″ along the perimeter of the dining set for eating comfort, this will also accommodate a 20″ x 44″ area in the center of the table for food.

Once the homeowner has determined the area needed to accommodate it for his dining needs, the next area of consideration is the shape. They come in three shapes, oval, round and rectangular. The largest of the oval and round sets is 60″. The largest of the rectangular tables is 144″ x 40″.

The next considerations will be kind of wood to be used, the type of finish of the wood, the type of legs preferred, whether to have a drawer under the table top installed, and the kind of apron for the table. When dealing with custom built dining room tables, sometimes the thickness of the table top can be chosen. The style of and the wood used will make the difference. Many wood tables can have the option of leaves which will greatly increase the versatility of the dining room table, when a smaller table is desired.

When material other than wood is desired in a dining room table, acrylic and glass are options. There are limitations as well as advantages to these material choices. The limitations are they tend not to have leaves for the increase or decrease in table size. Weight of the table is a factor, with glass tables being the heaviest and wood and acrylic being the lightest. Ease of care are found in the glass and acrylic tables since one does not have to be so careful about spills on glass or acrylic as they do with wood finishes.

So, depending on the taste of the purchaser, there should be no difficulty in finding over sized dining tables for those who like to entertain large groups of people.