What is the standard height for a dining chair?

The table height is typically between 28 and 30 inches. The chair, stool or bench height is 18 to 23 inches.

How tall should a chair be for 6 foot person?

Every extra 2-3 inches in height will require the seat height to increase by an inch. For example, a 6 ft. tall person needs a seat height of 19 inches; whereas a 6 ft. 3 inches tall person requires 20 inches; a 6 ft 8 inches tall person requires 22 inches, and a 7 ft 3 inches tall person requires 24 inches in height.

How do I choose a chair height?

The general rule of thumb used to calculate the optimal seat height range is to subtract 10” from the work surface height. This should be the mid-point of the chair’s seat height range. Your seat height range should adjust at least 2.5” above and 2.5” below this mid-point.

How high or low should my chair be?

Puleio recommends raising or lowering your seat until your thighs are parallel to the floor with your feet flat on the floor (or on a footrest if your feet cannot rest comfortably). You should aim to have two inches of clearance between the back of your knees and the edge of your seat.


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