Reference of Conventional Dimension of Tables Categorized by Functions. 

Dimensions of Desk

fixed:depth 450-700mm (600mm is better), height 750mm;

movable:depth 650-800mm, height 750-780mm.

Length: no less than 900mm, better to be 1500-1800mm.

The height of the space underneath the desk top has to be more than 580mm, and the width has to be over 520mm.

example of desks

Dimensions of Dining Table:

The height of dining tables are usually in four specifications: 700mm, 720mm, 740mm, 760mm.

Most of dining tables are 720-780mm high, however, western countries prefer 680-720mm high.

The width of a square-shaped table: 750mm, 900mm, 1200mm.

The width of a rectangle table: 800mm, 900mm, 1050mm, 1200mm. The length: 1500mm, 1650mm, 1800mm, 2100mm, 2400mm. 

Normally, the size of a rectangle dinning table for two persons is 700x850mm, for four persons is 1350x850mm, for six persons is 1400x700mm, for eight persons is 2250x850mm.

Diameter of round dining tables: 500mm for one person, 800mm for two persons, 900mm for four persons, 1100mm for five persons, 1300mm for eight persons.

Dimensions of Office Table:

Large: length 1500mm, width 850mm, height 780mm;

Middle: length 1200mm, width 650mm, height 780mm;

Small: length 1000mm, width 550, height 780mm.

dimensions on different types of tables

Height difference between table and chair range from 250mm to 320mm (300mm as a common choice).


  1. Chapter6.5. Ergonomic design of tables, “Structure Design of Furniture” by Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University on MOOC, 2021.
  2. Chapter6.6. Reference of Conventional Dimension of Tables, “Structure Design of Furniture” by Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University on MOOC, 2021.


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