A chair or table might be something you are thinking of purchasing. You should know what you want before buying. The standard height of a table and chair can vary between countries and companies. It is important to verify the dimensions of your space before you buy furniture online. To make your space look stronger and more attractive, you might contact a contractor to measure it.

You want your guests to feel comfortable and to have enough space to move, so make sure your chair and table heights match. It is crucial. We will list the standard height of the table, chair, and table for dining, living room, offices, etc. You can also calculate the best table and size of your room.

We will now discuss different types of chair and table height guidelines.



Are you familiar with the height of a standard table?

Although there is no industry standard for table heights, many furniture companies produce tables in accordance with the table and chair heights that are available in their country. If you want to match the chair and table of different suppliers, it is essential that you measure and calculate.

Below is a table that will give you an idea of the recommended height for a table.

Standard Table Type Standard Height in Inches Average Height Range in Inches Standard Height


Coffee Table 20 inches 18-21 inches 51 inches
Side Table 24 inches 22-31 inches 61 inches
Dining Table 28 inches 27-30 inches 71 inches
Kitchen Table 30 inches 28-31 inches 76 inches
Counter Table 37 inches 34-40 inches 94 inches
Nightstand Table 26 inches 24-29 inches 66 inches
Office Desk 28 inches 27-30 inches 71 inches
Bathroom Counter 33 inches 30-35 inches 83 inches
Console Table 30 inches 25-40 inches 76 inches


There is no industry standard for chair heights, just like table height.

The height of a chair is generally between 17 and 19 inches, or 42 to 47 cm from the top of its seat to the leg. These chairs would fit under tables between 28-31 inches and 71 cm to77cm.

Comfortable seating requires that you allow between the chair and the table at least 9 to 13 inches. This will allow your guests to comfortably cross their legs under the table. Bar stools such as bar stools, will be higher than the ground so you need to make room for them.

Standard Chair Type Standard Height (inches). Average Height Range (inches). Standard Height


Bar Chair 30 inches 28-32 Inches 76 inches
Desk Chair 18 inches 17-20 inches 45 inches
Counter Chair 26 inches 24-27 inches 66 inches
Kitchen Table Chair 18 inches 17-20 inches 45 inches
Dining Table Chair 18 inches 17-20 inches 45 inches



Below are examples of dining heights that are comfortable. We can also consider benches for additional space.

Standard Height Dining Table 27 inches 28 inches 29 inches 30 inches 32 inches 36 inches 40 inches
Standard Height Dining Table 16-19 inches 16-19 inches 17-20 inches 17-21 inches 19-22 inches 22-27 inches 28-33 inches


The standard table height is measured from the ground to top of the table. If you are looking for a thick top table or hanging counter, you will need to consider a lower height chair.

The standard chair height measurement is taken from the ground to top of the seat surface. Except if you plan to slide the seats completely under the table, the height of your chair back is not included in your measurements.


Professional woodworkers should ensure that the chair and table are at the correct height. As a professional woodworker, you will need tools to cut the table and chair. For further information and details about the tools you can check out

A hybrid table saw is the best tool for woodworking. Other saws are available for professionals. To cut accurately, it is important to maintain the right ratio of chair and table. Standard sizes must also be maintained. Before you buy, please check the best tables.

We hope you found this guide helpful. Keep in mind our guidelines to help you choose the right height for you.

For 13 years, I have been involved in DIY and carpentry. I have a lot of experience in carpentry, its machinery and related tools. I am happy to share my knowledge with anyone who is interested. This blog is for people who want to learn something new.



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