dining tables

A formal place setting is about 24 inches wide; an informal setting, 18 inches. Restaurant designers allow a minimum of 29 inches from an adult diner's nose to his neighbors', and 12 inches between chairs.

Seating Capacity
Table dimensions Persons
Card table, to 40″ × 40″ 4

Oblong or oval

28″ by 46″ to 42″ by 54″ 4 to 6
36″ by 56″ to 42″ by 64″ 6 to 8
42″ by 72″ to 42″ by 84″ 8 to 10
42″ by 90″ to 42″ by 96″ 10 to 12
42″ by 100″ to 42″ by 120″ 12 to 16

Round

36″ to 44″ in diameter 4
44″ to 54″ in diameter 4 to 6
60″ to 70″ in diameter 6 to 8
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