Ergonomics of tables
A table is a piece of furniture that consists of a top, rib and legs. The rib is in a horizontal position and secures the stability of the table. It is a wooden joist connecting the legs immediately under the tabletop. Modern tables made of glass or metal do not have any ribs at all, or they can be substituted, for instance with steel strings.
A dining table is intended above all for dining and the dimensions of the table must meet these needs. The comfort and quality of the dining experience depends on the length and width of the tabletop, as well as the distance of the tabletop from the chair. The most important parameter when choosing a dining table is the usual number of diners. The dining tabletop should be approximately 30 cm above the chair seat and approximately 75 cm above the floor. Another important consideration is the space between each diner.
Coffee tables complement the settee, as a place to set down magazines, remote controls or refreshments. It is very important to think about how the table will be used and to choose the most appropriate material.