Selecting the Perfectly Sized Dining Table?

Selecting the Perfectly Sized Dining Table?

Colleen Quinn
Oct 20, 2009

Q: How do you decide on maximum dimensions for a dining room table? My dining room is 8'11x10'6" and when I measure out where a standard 36" width table would sit, it seems like it would be crowded. It must be mostly in my mind, since half the dining rooms listed on the MLS are that size. Still, there must be a rule of thumb about x number of feet from the wall or no more than y percentage of the total space?

Sent by Marit

Editor: Marit- Since our dining table is a small antique that only seats two, we're opening this up to our community for advice. Readers- how did you select the perfectly sized dining table?

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