We have a rectangular 3 sided banquette (fixed benches on 3 sides) and are trying to order a table to fit inside. The depth will be 41" (just over standard table depth.) How wide do you suggest we go? The distance between the benches is 71 3/4".
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on 04/11/2012 at 03:33AM, Susan Serra of Susan Serra wrote:
The length of the table in this situation, since the seating is fixed, is critical. I would suggest having a template made up of plywood or masonite or other inexpensive material, prop it up on supports and experience sitting at the table (all family members), moving it to one end to make it shorter or longer to determine the right size. Some family members may wish to sit closer to the table, some not, and children may need the table closer as well. Same exercise is done to calculate the depth of the table. Or, you could keep it simple and move a shorter existing table to the spot that feels comfortable, calculate where the table edge is in relation to the front edge of the banquette below, add that number x2 (I am assuming the table sits a little over the banquette) plus the space in between the 2 banquette sides and that is your table size.