Conference Table Size Guide

At Stoneline Designs, we'll work closely with you to determine the best table size for your space and needs. Our team of designers will begin by asking you in-depth questions based on three primary considerations:

  • The number of people you typically need to seat
  • Your conference room configuration and size
  • Additional office furniture and technology needs
An Apex Conference Table by Stoneline Designs makes a statement in a conference room.

Standard Conference Table Sizes and Number of Seats

Though we can fabricate any size table you need, the chart below shows the standard conference table size lengths we recommend to most of our clients. When determining number of seats at the table, we use a general rule of thumb of 30" per person. Count on more space per person if you need room for laptops, papers, etc.

Tables typically come in widths of 42, 48, 54 and 60 inches, but as with every Stoneline Designs custom conference table, we can meet your exact size requirements.

8 feet 8 (3 on each side, 1 on each end)
10 feet 10 (4 on each side, 1 on each end)
12.5 feet 12 (5 on each side, 1 on each end)
15 feet 14 (6 on each side, 1 on each end)
18 feet 16 (7 on each side, 1 on each end)
How to size a Stoneline Conference Table Illustration
A 12.5-foot table will fit five people along each side and one at each end using minimum spacing guidelines.

Other Considerations when Determining Conference Table Size

Space Configuration and Clearance Requirements

A floorplan showing your conference room configuration will help Stoneline Designs determine the appropriate conference table size.

When we work with clients, it is helpful for us to see a floor plan so that we can examine traffic flow – we know that not all rooms are perfect rectangles, and we can help you creatively maximize your conference room space. When considering your conference room configuration, make sure to take doors, columns, and other permanent obstructions into consideration. On your floor plan, block off space for open doors and closets.

We suggest planning for at least 40" of space between the edge of the conference table and the wall – all the way around the table. This provides enough space for a person to walk comfortably between the wall and an occupied chair.

Remember that your conference table does not have to be placed in the center of your room – you can allow more clearance on one or more sides as long as you stick to the 40” minimum.

Additional Conference Room Office Furniture and Technology Needs

Think of all of the ways you will use your conference room. Some questions to consider:

  • Will you be using a screen on one or more walls?
  • Do you provide food and beverages during meetings?
  • Do you need a space for formal presentations?

How you use your conference room space will determine what additional office furniture you need in the space, including the following:

Once you have determined your conference table size, it’s time to start thinking about your conference table design, including top shape and materials, table base, and chairs. 

Considering purchasing a custom conference table? The Stoneline Designs team will help you each step of the way.

Contact us today to get started.

Shopping Cart
Scroll to Top