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Standard Table Dimensions

Tables come in all shapes and sizes, but there are certain standard dimensions that are most common. Here, we take a quick look at standard tables. We look at the typical height, width, and depth ranges for square, rectangular, oval and round table sizes. 

Standard Table Heights & Dimensions

Most table types come in three basic shapes: square, rectangular, and round. Most tables have the same standard height: between 28" and 30" high. The width and depth of the table vary based on the shape. Here are the standard dimensions for each of these shapes.

  • Square tables. Some square tables are counter height and measure between 34" and 36" tall. Square tables are best for seating four people, and usually, range between 36" and 44" wide. 
  • Rectangular tables. This is the most common table shape, and the dimensions vary depending on how many people you'd like to seat. Most rectangular tables are between 36" wide and 40" wide. A table that seats four should be about 48" long. To seat four to six people, look for a table that is at least 60" long. For six to eight guests, your table should be at least 78" long.
  • Round tables. Diameter is the key measurement for a round table. Like square tables, this shape is better suited for smaller groups. You can seat four people at a table that is between 36" and 44" in diameter; four to six people will fit at a table that's 44" to 54" in diameter, and your table should be 54" in diameter or larger to fit six to eight diners.

Flexible Seating Options

Keep in mind you can choose extendable tables for more flexible seating options. Round table sizes change once your add leaves; a square table becomes a rectangular table and so on. Make sure you have the space for the full extension of the table. 

Coffee Table Dimensions

Coffee tables come in even more shapes and sizes than dining room tables: you can find hexagonal, rectangular, oval, circular, and square coffee tables at Bassett Furniture. When it comes to height, your coffee table should be one or two inches shorter than the seat cushions on your sofa. This typically ranges from 15" to 20" high. The depth and width of your coffee table depend on several factors, including the shape of the table and the available space.

In general, the width of your coffee table should be about two-thirds the length of your sofa. The depth of your coffee table will depend on the size of your room. As these coffee table pictures illustrate, if it looks and feels right, it probably is.

If you want to transform your room into an oasis, contact the design consultants at Bassett Furniture. We'll help you with standard table dimensions as well as what would be best for your space and style. 

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