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Choosing The Right Table Size For 6 People

Choosing The Right Table Size For 6 People

When it comes to choosing the right size wood table for 6 people, there are several factors to consider. The size and shape of the table, the size of the dining table chairs, and the space available in the room all play a role in determining the ideal wood table size. Let’s take a look at some of these factors and some of the best table sizes for 6 people. 

First, let's consider the shape of the wood table. A rectangular dining table is a great choice for seating a lot of people in a regular space, it offers lots of room for both place settings and serving dishes. A wood table that measures 72 inches long and 36 inches wide can comfortably seat 6 people. If you want a little extra space for serving dishes then 42 inches wide could be a great option. 

A racetrack oval dining table would be similar in how it seats people, so I’d suggest the same sizes. However, if you prefer a round dining table, a 60-inch diameter wood table is a great choice for seating 6 people. This allows for enough space between each person for comfortable dining. 

When it comes to square dining tables, a slightly smaller table size like 48 inches or 54 inches would work really well. The only thing to note about a square dining table is that it will be a little unbalanced with 6 people, as it has 4 equal sides, but 2 of them will need 2 chairs and the other 2 will only have 1 seat.

Another important factor to consider is the size of the chairs. Dining table chairs come in a variety of sizes, so it's important to choose chairs that will fit comfortably around the table. A typical chair width is around 18 inches, and the seat height should be around 18 inches as well. This will ensure that the chairs fit comfortably under the wood table and provide ample legroom for guests. If you want wider chairs then it might be best to go for a slightly larger wood table, perhaps a 40 x 80 rectangular dining table. That being said, a 60” round dining table should still seat 6 well with wider chairs. 

In addition to the size of the dining table and chairs, it's important to consider the space available in the room. Make sure to measure the room and leave enough space around the table for guests to move around comfortably. A good rule of thumb is to leave at least 36 inches of space between your wood table and the walls or other furniture in the room. That will make it comfortable to walk around and move chairs as needed. 

Finally, consider the type of dining experience you want to create. Do you want a cozy and intimate dining experience, or a more formal setting? A smaller dining table may be more suitable for a casual dinner party, while a larger dining table may be better for a more formal occasion.

All in all, the ideal wood table size for seating 6 people can depend on several factors: the shape of the dining table, the size of the chairs, the space available in the room, and the type of dining experience you want to create. If you need any help choosing the perfect wood dining table for you, reach out to us anytime!

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