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Seat Height & Table Measurement Guide

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Table base heights are often decided after a seat is selected. If you want the diner's legs to fit under the table you must leave 250-300mm of space between the top of the chair seat and the bottom of the table top.

The diagram below will show you what table height you need to specify for a comfortable fit. Click on the image to enlarge.  It's worth noting that the seat heights will decrease if the seat is upholstered, because soft seating tends to compress by around 20-40mm when sat on, depending on the density of the foam. This means you will have a little more gap flexibility with upholstered chairs than you would with non-upholstered ones, but it is best to stay within the 250-300mm space to be on the safe side.

Tip: It is easier to cut down a table base than it is to cut down chair legs. If you find a table is too high for the seats you have ordered, the column can be cut down to make the table an appropriate height. However, if a table base is too small and there isn't enough room for a diner's legs to fit under the table it's unlikely you'll be able to cut the chair legs down.  For more information, view our tips on specifying table bases.

lounge table seat height diagram

Lounge

Overall height: 460mm

Seat Height: 410mm

low dining table seat height diagram

Low Dining

Overall height: 660mm
Seat height: 410mm

dining table seat height

Dining

Overall height: 760mm
Seat height: 480mm

Counter height table seat height diagram

Mid-height/Counter

Overall height: 900mm
Seat height: 650mm

Poseur height table base

Poseur

Overall height: 1100mm
Seat height: 800mm

Need more info on table sizes, table bases or choosing a table top in general? We have plenty of resources on our blog. Alternatively, download our Furniture Knowledge book below.

Click to view the full diagram.seat heights and table height diagram

 

Topics: Specification tips,

By Paula Stanbridge-Faircloth Paula Stanbridge-Faircloth on 15/10/18 12:00
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