Sara Castell. Dining room. September 24th , 2017.
The round dining table. A more intimate space loves a round dining table. If you prefer to entertain small groups of friends and family, or you don’t have a dedicated dining room, round could be for you.
Whether its once a year or every night, we want our family and friends to be happy in the dining room with more than just our excellent food and company. Catering equally to tall, small, robust or svelte loved ones is a good goal. If you follow simple ergonomics guidelines when buying your dining table and chairs, your guests will feel comfortable and return again and again.
Once you know how long your table can be, you can then work out how many can comfortably sit around it. Allow at least 24 inches of elbow room for each guest.
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.
A round table usually has one pedestal leg, offering extra leg room. I like the timber footrest on the bottom of this pedestal, as those seated can raise their feet off the ground and get a little extra support.