Picnic Table Dimensions
Issue: Issue 220
Posted Date: 4/7/2009
What are the dimensions of an outdoor picnic table?
Richard Jones:You need to decide how many you are going to seat. Allow a minimum of 24 inches of perimeter length per person, and 30 is better. A dining table 29 inches tall by 60 inches long and 30 wide will seat six . Use these numbers as a basis to calculate your needs.
John Brock:A typical rectangular table size range is three feet by five feet for a small table, and four feet by six feet for a larger one. Most square tables come in four-foot or five-foot dimensions. A tabletop height of 29 inches is also typical, but you can make your table match your needs. I found the available tables to be too low, too small, and uncomfortable, so I built my table four feet wide, eight feet long, and 31 inches high. I used three two-by-sixes for deep, comfortable benches, and made them 19 inches tall. It is a big, tall table, with lots of room designed for robust, tall people. Another handy hint is to position the bench legs so they will slide completely under the table for more efficient off-season storage.