Dining Layouts

Illustration of a basic dining table layout for multiple people

Dining layouts are designed to better understand the spatial requirements and relationships between the human body and the varied communal rituals of dining. Concerned primarily with size of tables based on individual place settings, user accommodations, and the clearances around tables for service and movement, dining layouts attempt to make sense of the many simultaneous conditions of dining in order to propose spatial recommendations for quality dining experiences.

Common Questions

How much space should be between a table and a wall?
Clearances of at least 36” | 91.4 cm should be provided from the table edge to a wall or other objects near the table. A clearance of 48” | 122 cm is recommended for maximum flexibility and movement.
How much space should be allowed between a dining chair and table?
A depth of 18” | 46 cm for the movement and use of dining chairs should be provided around dining tables.
Are round tables more space efficient than square tables?
Round tables are more space efficient than square or rectangular tables because their lack of corners results in a smaller footprint.

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Individual Dining Settings
Layout drawings with dimensions for minimal and optimum individual dining settings with people and tableware for scale
Individual dining place settings represent the amount of space required to accommodate a single diner. Minimum place settings have an overall width of 24” | 61 cm and overall depth of 21” | 53.3 cm. Optimum place settings have an overall width of 30” | 76.2 cm and overall depth of 27” | 68.6 cm.
Individual dining place settings represent the amount of space required to accommodate a single diner. Minimum place settings have an overall width of 24” | 61 cm and overall depth of 21” | 53.3 cm. Optimum place settings have an overall width of 30” | 76.2 cm and overall depth of 27” | 68.6 cm.
Individual Dining Settings

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Minimum Width: 24” | 61 cm
Minimum Depth (Overall): 21” | 53.3 cm
Minimum Depth (Setting): 16” | 40.6 cm
Minimum Depth (Shared): 5” | 12.7 cm

Optimum Width: 30” | 76.2 cm
Optimum Depth (Overall): 27” | 68.6 cm
Optimum Depth (Setting): 18” | 45.7 cm
Optimum Depth (Shared): 9” | 22.9 cm

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Square Table Sizes
Diagram of a various Square Table Sizes with recommendations for sizes and numbers of people
Square Tables are efficient tables that range in size from two to twelve person seating options. Small square tables for 2 to 6 people range from 2’6” | 76 cm up to sizes of 4’-5’ | 122-152 cm. Large square tables for groups of 8-12 people start at widths of 6’ | 183 cm and grow up to 8’ | 244 cm.
Plan drawing of people sitting at multiple Square Tables of different sizes and capacities
Square Tables are efficient tables that range in size from two to twelve person seating options. Small square tables for 2 to 6 people range from 2’6” | 76 cm up to sizes of 4’-5’ | 122-152 cm. Large square tables for groups of 8-12 people start at widths of 6’ | 183 cm and grow up to 8’ | 244 cm.
Square Table Sizes

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2 Person Table: 2’6” | 76 cm
4 Person Table: 3’ | 91 cm
4-6 Person Table: 4’ | 122 cm
4-6 Person Table: 5’ | 152 cm
8-10 Person Table: 6’ | 183 cm
8-12 Person Table: 8’ | 244 cm

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Circle | Round Table Sizes
Diagram of the various diameters available for Circle Tables with recommended dimensions and seats possible
Circular Tables are space efficient tables designed with a variety of common diameters. Small round tables for two start at 2’6” | 76 cm and grow up to sizes for four to six people at 3’-4’6” | 91-137 cm. Large circular tables for groups of 10-12 people have diameters between 7’-8’ | 213-244 cm.
Plan illustration of two person, four person, and eight person Circular Tables with people sitting around the table
Circular Tables are space efficient tables designed with a variety of common diameters. Small round tables for two start at 2’6” | 76 cm and grow up to sizes for four to six people at 3’-4’6” | 91-137 cm. Large circular tables for groups of 10-12 people have diameters between 7’-8’ | 213-244 cm.
Circle | Round Table Sizes

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2 Person Table: 2’6” | 76 cm
4 Person Table: 3’ | 91 cm
6 Person Table: 4’6” | 137 cm
8 Person Table: 5’ | 152 cm
10 Person Table: 7’ | 213 cm
12 Person Table: 8’ | 244 cm

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Rectangle Table Sizes
Diagram of the various standard table dimensions of Rectangular dining tables with sizes and seating capacities
Rectangular Dining Tables are efficient tables that are available in a variety of sizes and proportions for seating two to twelve people. Rectangular tables range significantly in seating arrangements and sizes with widths from 2'6"-4'6" | 76-137 cm and lengths from 3'6"-10' | 107-305 cm.
Plan illustration of varied rectangular table sizes with people sitting around the tables for scale
Rectangular Dining Tables are efficient tables that are available in a variety of sizes and proportions for seating two to twelve people. Rectangular tables range significantly in seating arrangements and sizes with widths from 2'6"-4'6" | 76-137 cm and lengths from 3'6"-10' | 107-305 cm.
Rectangle Table Sizes

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2 Person Table: 2’6” x 3’6” | 76 x 107 cm
4-6 Person Table: 2’6” x 5’ | 76 x 152 cm
6-8 Person Table: 3’ x 6’ | 91 x 183 cm
8-10 Person Table: 3’6” x 8’ | 107 x 244 cm
10-12 Person Table: 4’6” x 10’ | 137 x 305 cm

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Oval Table Sizes
Diagram representing the multiple sizes and seating capacities available for Oval dining tables
Oval Dining Tables are playful tables that are available in a variety of linear sizes and proportions that can seat between two to twelve people. Oval tables range significantly in seating arrangements and sizes with widths from 2'6"-4'6" | 76-137 cm and lengths from 3'6"-10' | 107-305 cm.
Plan drawing of people sitting around three sizes of Oval Tables for scale
Oval Dining Tables are playful tables that are available in a variety of linear sizes and proportions that can seat between two to twelve people. Oval tables range significantly in seating arrangements and sizes with widths from 2'6"-4'6" | 76-137 cm and lengths from 3'6"-10' | 107-305 cm.
Oval Table Sizes

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2 Person Table: 2’6” x 3’6” | 76 x 107 cm
4-6 Person Table: 2’6” x 5’ | 76 x 152 cm
6-8 Person Table: 3’ x 6’ | 91 x 183 cm
8-10 Person Table: 3’6” x 8’ | 107 x 244 cm
10-12 Person Table: 4’6” x 10’ | 137 x 305 cm

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Hexagon Table Sizes
Diagram of three sizes of different Hexagon Tables for 6 or 12 people
Hexagon Dining Tables are unique six-sided tables that are sized for seating arrangements of either six or twelve people. The six person hexagonal table has a width of 4’6” | 137 cm, while the twelve person table is sized at a width of 7’6” | 229 cm.
Drawing illustrating options for six person or twelve person Hexagon Tables with dimensions
Hexagon Dining Tables are unique six-sided tables that are sized for seating arrangements of either six or twelve people. The six person hexagonal table has a width of 4’6” | 137 cm, while the twelve person table is sized at a width of 7’6” | 229 cm.
Hexagon Table Sizes

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6 Person Table: 4’6” | 137 cm
6 Person Table (Comfortable): 5’6” | 168 cm
12 Person Table: 7’6” | 229 cm

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