Katherina Kolb. Dining room. September 24th , 2017.
If you can, leave 48 inches between the table and the entrance into the room. Having an arched entrance like the one in this picture stops the awkward bunching of people at your door when you announce that dinner is served.
If the chair has armrests, it needs to support the forearms without shoulders being raised. The height of the rests should be 7 to 9 inches above the seat.
Let’s get warmed up to the idea of repurposing the dining room by removing the table setting and all but one chair. Now you have the home office you’ve been wanting. Use a couple of drawers in the adjacent buffet for file storage. Return chairs to table when company arrives. Easy. Done.
This stunning rosewood table is 54 inches square, which is a perfect size for six people. If you need to seat only four people, a table 36 to 44 inches square will suffice.
Ergonomics studies human body measurements relative to the safe use of equipment and furniture. An enormous amount of time and money have gone into designing ergonomically sound office furniture, so productivity isn’t compromised, but what about the many hours we spend in the home? Do we think about our families’ musculoskeletal welfare when we make that dining room table purchase.