Tall kitchen table sets are made with a height similar to kitchen counters. This will be as tall as 28 to 30 inches. If your table is higher than that, you already have a bar-height dining table. A tall table is a good way to provide an illusion of a spacious dining area. The vertical legs provide the contrast to the horizontally limited space. The added height under makes a lot of room for leg space but it can be uncomfortable for people whose legs are not long enough to reach the floor. The dangling legs will be numb after a long period of sitting.
This is why partnered with most tall tables are chairs made only 10 to 12 inches lower than the table and fixed with spindles. Spindles are what you usually step on when seated. This is actually the rod or pin attached horizontally on the legs of the chairs. It is attached a few inches below the seat. The person seated can raise his feet and rest it on the spindles for more comfort.
Tall dining sets are great in a cosy room. Aesthetic value wise, it provides a sophisticated look due to its height. With numerous designs and styles, tall dining sets are not hard to fall in love with. However, it does pose a problem when you intend to hold a formal dinner.
The rules when it comes to table manners come down to “avoiding ugliness.” You should not be seen eating with your mouth open, chewing noisily is unacceptable and making a mess is uncalled for. Also, you need to maintain decency in attire and actions. With tall chairs, getting in and out of your seat may be a problem. Add to that, if the table is made with glass and everyone can see your legs, you will have to come up with a way to get down of the chair without exposing yourself.
Owners of tall kitchen table sets have responsibilities
The table is a minor thing to worry about since as the host you have a lot on your plate already, food preparations, wine, cleaning the house and what to wear. But, as courtesy to your guests, you will have to do something.
You can’t control what your lady guests will wear, so the best solution if you have a glass table is put a table cloth. It will hide your wonderful table but it saves your guests from feeling exposed.
To allow your guests leave their seat easily, spacing is important. Overcrowding your guests on the dining table will make it more difficult to get on and out the seat gracefully. Most regular dining tables are made for eight diners only. If you are expecting more, don’t use your tall dining table. If you can find a regular height table to use for the event, it is best to use it.
If there’s nothing but tall kitchen table sets available, just give your lady guests a heads up before the dinner party so they could dress appropriately.