Dining Table Buying Guide – Find the Right Size

There are plenty of holidays coming up, each with its own occasion to gather around the dining table. What better way to prepare than to have your dining room outfit with the furniture you need to create memories over meals. We will show you how to choose the right table for your space.

Let’s start with finding the right size! You can do this in four easy steps:

  1. Measure the length and width of your dining space.
  2. To ensure enough room on all sides, subtract six feet from the length and width measurements that you have taken.
  3. How many people live in your home? Is that how many seats you need to fill? Will you accommodate extra folks for special occasions?
  4. Select a table from Gardner-White’s collections that fits your space.

Pro tip: Consider getting a dining table extension leaf to extend the length of a table if you will need to accommodate additional family, friends and guests. The Logan table (above) features sturdy legs and a 12″ leaf to extend your table. You can add up to 3 extension leafs to extend this table. The Logan Solid Wood Bench is also extendable, with three 12″ leaf extensions.

If your space is small or you don’t have a need to seat too many people, skip the leaf and browse our compact tables. The Davista dining set (below) is perfect for people with limited space who still want something stylish and big enough to comfortably fit their family. 

With this guide, you are now equipped to find the right size of dining table for your needs. Use it to outfit your space in a way that is comfortable. Once your space is set to seat and entertain, you will create many meaningful exchanges between you and your loved ones over the coming holidays!

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