Table Sitting Guide

Here are some general rules and tips for determining how many people can fit at your dining table comfortably

Table Seating Guide

48″(4ft) x 40″ – Seats 4
60″(5ft) x 40″ – Seats 6
72″(6ft) x 40″ – Seats 6 comfortably.
May seat 8 for special occasions; tight on sides.
84″(7ft) x 40″ – Seats 8
May be somewhat narrow on sides.
84″(7ft) x 46″ – Seats 10
May be narrow on ends.
96″(8ft) x 40″ – Seats 8 comfortably.
Can fit 10, but will be narrow on sides.

*Please not this is merely a guide. Factors such as chair type, size of persons, and location of tables legs can play a large factor in seating capacity and degree of comfort.

96″(8ft) x 46″ – Seats 12
Will be somewhat narrow all around.
108″(9ft) x 40″ – Seats 10
Sides may be tight.
108″(9ft) x 46″ – Seats 12
Ends may be tight.
120″(10ft) x 40″ – Seats 10
120″(10ft) x 47″ – Seats 14
Will be snug all around.

*Please not this is merely a guide. Factors such as chair type, size of persons, and location of tables legs can play a large factor in seating capacity and degree of comfort.

Seats 4 comfortably
Seats 6
Seats 6 comfortably
Seats 8
Seats 8 comfortably
Seats 10
Seats 10 comfortably
Seats 12

*Please note this seating guide is merely a reference aid. Actual seating capacity and comfort depends significantly upon chair width/type, size of people, and location of table legs/base.

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