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What is the Ideal Dining Table Size?
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What is the Ideal Dining Table Size?

How Do I Know What the Ideal Dining Table Size Is?

A question we hear a lot at The Lumber Shack is “What size dining table do I need?” It is a great question and is, luckily, an easy one to answer! When planning your live edge or solid wood table top, you want to consider a couple things:

  • What is the size of your dining room?
  • How many people would you like to be able to sit around the table at once?
  • What shape do you want your table to be?

After you’ve got an idea on these answers, you can look at average dining table sizes to start the search! We’ve included a breakdown of average rectangle and round dining table sizes below. Keep in mind, these are just averages and you can always adjust up or down depending on your preference. 

Average Rectangular Table Top Sizes

  • 2-4 people: 30” Wide x 36” Long
  • 4-6 people: 30” Wide x 48” Long
  • 6-8 people: 42” Wide x 84” Long
  • 10-12 people: 42” Wide x 120” Long

Average Round Table Top Sizes

  • 2-4 people: 30” Diameter
  • 4 people: 36” Diameter 
  • 6 people: 54” Diameter
  • 8 people: 60” Diameter
  • 10 people: 84” Diameter
  • 12 people: 96” Diameter

What Are My Options for a Table Top?

There are tons of ways to achieve your ideal dining table size, whether you’re wanting a Bookmatched Dining Table Set, Single Slab Table Top, or an Epoxy River Table Top! Once you have the size selected, you can use our website’s Search Filters to narrow down our thousands of options by Wood Type such as Black Walnut or Maple, Thickness, Width, and Length to find all available live edge slabs and sets that meet your needs. 

You can also use our Custom Table Top Builder to design your own table! Customize the dimensions, choose from Rustic Black Walnut, Maple, or White Oak wood, choose your desired edge type and finishing options to get the Solid Wood Table you’ve always dreamed of.

Don’t have the time to search? Chat, email, or call our team of Wood Experts with what you’re needing and let us do the leg work for you! Our team is available!

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