The width and shape of your table are the most important factors in determining how big or small you lazy susan should be. First, measure the width of your table using a standard tape measure or ruler. Using the chart below, you should be able to estimate he best fit of lazy susan for your table.
|Lazy Susan Diameter||Table Width (round)||Table Width (rectangular/square)|
|36"||66-72"||72" or more|
|If a bigger size is required, use the above as a guide.|
Plate Size An average dinner plate measures 12" in diameter, and the recommended spacing for a place setting is 15" - this can affect how much room you actually want to use in the middle of the table.
Type of meals you usually serve Do you require room down the middle of your table for wine glasses, salad bowls or larger casserole dishes or platters? Or do you have a buffet or separate serving table? Knowing these things can help you avoid picking a Lazy Susan that is too big or too small.
How much reach is comfortable for you When seated, the arm reach of an average adult is 20". Ideally you don't want to have someone reach further than 18" or the purpose of the Lazy Susan may be defeated!
Choose what's best for you Of course, the most important factor in choosing a Lazy Susan is what works for you! Regardless of our suggestions, let you own experience and preferences be the ultimate guide!