Rectangular Dining Table Seating RecommendationsBy Bailiegh Basham · December 22, 2015
Seating Capacities for Amish Dining Tables
A rectangular dining table is the most popular shape because it fits so nicely in so many rooms. They also tend to have a clean, classic look that will never go out of style.
What size of Amish dining table do you need? This depends on how many people you want to seat, and the space you have to fill. When shopping for your handcrafted table, determine if the various styles will work in your home by examining which sizes they are available in.
When it comes to dining seating arrangements there are, of course, no black and white rules, but we've come up with some recommendations for your dining needs. This is broken down into "formal dining" vs "family dining." Family dining includes an event such as a holiday gathering or dinner party where your guests may sit in closer proximity than your everyday setup. Industry standard says you should allow 30" per adult in a formal dining situation for square or rectangle tables; for family dining, 24" per person is usually sufficiant.
Here are our most common rectangular dining table sizes broken down in diagram form: