The Proper Height Of Restaurant Chairs

Wooden Restaurant Tables

The lack of concordance between the height of dining restaurant chairs and the surface of the table can make for some very uncomfortable meals. Most furniture comes in standard sizes and that includes heights. But handmade antique tables and chairs and the rare but fabulous bargain flea market can be taller or shorter than average. When shopping for chairs, or planning to make your own, it is helpful to know the most common – proportions – and comfortable.

The most common heights for dining chairs are those that you will find in most restaurants and dining set sold for domestic use. In the United States, typical dining chair measurements are 26 ½ inches from the floor to the top of the backrest and 16 to 17 inches from the floor to the seat.

Common sense tells us that heights can vary a bit, based on factors such as cushions and chair styles. The reality of chair heights, according to an evaluation of restaurant equipment produced by the University of Michigan Extension, varies from 15 to 18 inches of seat height, the critical factor for dining room comfort. heights of the table can vary from 26 to 30 inches tall. For a low table, use a lower chair seat to guarantee a leg clearance. A higher table will require a higher seat height so diners cannot access the tableware. When calculating relative heights, sit on chairs with springs on the cushions to see how depressed you are underweight.