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Hello - I was wondering if anyone knows the minimum overhang required on a table that has a pedestal base? I want to make sure people aren't knocking their knees on the base when they are seated to eat. I'm attaching a quick generic sketch to show the dimension I'm looking for. Thanks very much!:smile:

 

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I also think 12" is not enough. I'm 6'2" which is on the tall side but certainly not all that tall. With a 12 " overhang, if my knees were touching the pedestal,with my feet tucked back, the edge of the table would be 6-8" away from my stomach/chest.

I would think 14-15 inches overhang would be a minimum. For anyone under 6-4".
 

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I found this info regarding over-hangs.

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) recommends a minimum seating overhang (clear space) of:
Table-height seating (30" high): 18" overhang
Counter-height seating (36" high): 15" overhang
Bar-height seating (42" high): 12" overhang
 

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Thank you to all who replied

Appreciate the feedback. The info from the NKBA was helpful...was planning on 12" but it seems like that's not going to be enough. It may be enough for some to sit at but it wont be enough to tuck an armchair under comfortably. Thanks again.
 
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