Part of the beauty of a bespoke made table is you get to choose your size but with that comes the decision. Below includes our thoughts and a summary of a guide we have sourced from Oak Furniture Land, it serves as a great start to your discussion with us about a bespoke piece. Currently we have the facility to make tables to the maximum size of 350cm x 120cm.
The first step to creating the perfect dining room is to choose the right size dining table and calculate how much space you need per person
The recommended comfortable space per person for a typical dining table is 60-70cm wide by 90cm deep; however if you are happy with getting cosy or likely to accommodate more kids you could go to 50cm.
This means that measuring whether your dining table will physically fit into your dining room isn’t quite enough. For maximum comfort you need to factor in a minimum of 90cm clearance for every side that will have chairs - so be sure to increase your measurements accordingly.
Whatever the purpose of your furniture, gauging the right dimensions and size of your dining table is very important. And remember, you must always consider the space required for both the dining table and chairs.
The standard dining table height is around 75-80cm high and the seat needs to be about 30cm lower than the tabletop. The majority of our legs are a standard 72cm in height - therefore finishing at approximately 76-78cm with the table top. However the height option is also totally bespoke.
Rectangular dining table size guide
How to measure dining table space:
Start by measuring the width and depth of space you’d like to put your dining table in.
Subtract 90cm from each of the measurements - this is to allow enough room between the table edge and the wall to walk around the table and for the chairs to slide in and out comfortably.
Consider how you will get the table into the room, how wide are the doorways, corridors or stairs that the piece may need to move through. We can either provide your table with fitted legs or if you think getting it in will be difficult, legs can come unattached.
If there is other furniture in the room, ensure there’s at least 90cm between it and the edge of the table to allow comfortable movement around it.
With these measurements, you can now choose the right dining table for your space. Use the size guide below to help guide you.
Choosing the right style and shape for your dining table
The shape of your table is very important in terms of space and its intended usage. Round or square tables are great for smaller spaces and more intimate gatherings. If your room is long or narrow or you simply have more space to play with, rectangular dining tables are a good solution. They’re also great for entertaining large groups of people.
Don’t forget to take the width and positioning of the legs into account. Tables with a pedestal base or those that have slimmer legs or legs positioned at the ends generally allow for more seating. We can offer many different styles of metal legs from a trusted steelsmith we use - however if you see something special you like we can source the legs or have them made to your design.
Round dining tables have the benefit of no potentially awkward corners but also provide a good amount of surface space. Another advantage of round tables is they’re great for socialising and entertaining - the centre base on a round dining table is a great way for squeezing more people in.
We hand cut edges so you get a beautiful product that isn't machine cut round. Therefore round tables are more work so you might see this reflected in the price over straight cut pieces.
Here is a guide to round table sizes and suggested guests.