Katriane Rousseau Dining Tables May 24, 2018 19:17:20
Secret Dining Table: A couple in the woodsy foothills of Idaho built their 836 square-feet dream house out of passive solar straw bales and materials salvaged from the local landfill. This eco-house is on the small side so they’ve actually constructed a hidden dining table; it’s in point of fact sunk into the living room floor with built in seating. When not in use the space is covered up with planks.
The size of the room does not necessarily dictate whether the table should be tall or short. As a matter of fact there are very beautiful looking bar-type tables that seat two people with bar-style chairs that fit in small space. However the bar stools should still follow the same guidelines to ensure that there is enough leg room for the diners.
Measurement plays a crucial role before choosing the size and shape of the dining table for your dining room. Dimensions and shape of the room is the foremost thing in deciding the right table size and shape. You want to buy dining room furniture that really fits well in your dining room area. Oftentimes ignoring this basic criterion can lead to buying the wrong furniture pieces for your room. Therefore it’s vital to measure the dimensions of your room beforehand.
Height of the Table - While most dining tables are about 30 inches in height some will vary depending on style. Chairs that are made to accompany dining tables normally span an average of 18 inches from the seat down to the floor. Pay attention to these heights because you want to allow ample room for people’s legs when they are sitting at you dining table. Generally there should be about 12 inches allowance between the bottom of the tabletop and the top of the seat.
Keep in mind that the table should be in proportion to your dining room size. Since you are the host it is important for you guests to sit comfortably and have free space to walk around. Try to leave a maximum of 42 to 48 inches and a minimum of 36 inches between your tables and the walls. About two feet of eating space is required for a person to eat comfortably. When sitting at the table try to have at least 30 to 36 inches from your knee to the back of the chair.
For outdoor use wicker furniture is combined with aluminum and synthetic vinyl wicker. These allows for outdoor use with minimal protection. Aluminum frames last longer than rattan. They are more unyielding to the harsh outdoor elements. Resin wicker vinyl wicker and plastic wicker are also very durable.