simple dining table for cane chairs with hand rest

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Forum topic by Vjeko posted 05-21-2010 09:06 AM 1250 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-21-2010 09:06 AM

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Could someone with more experience indicate what options/alternatives

there are for the table which will allow hand rest to go underneath it

i.e. the usual aprons get in the way

-- Vjeko Balas - Croatia

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#1 posted 05-21-2010 04:11 PM

Are you talking about clearance for an arm chair to sit up against the table so that the arms don’t hit the aprons?

If so, that’s exactly why my dining chairs will be side chairs, so there is no problem. The only thing I can think of to recommend is that the arm height be under the bottom of the table, and the overhang is sufficient to allow the chair to clear. Now what happens if someone lifts or tilts the chair to slide it under the table. You have to allow for a safe margin so that the chair and table don’t get damamged.

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#2 posted 05-22-2010 08:42 AM

I should have given a few more details:
The table is for two people and would like it to be of simple design,
The aim of using the cane chair was to have real comfort but unfortunately
the hand rest problem came with the idea.

Cane chair dimensions :
seat to floor = 39cm (15.3 in.)
hand rest to floor = 66cm (26 in)
seating back to tip of hand support 50cm (19.6 in)

Yes, what I’m trying to solve is having the cane chair close enough
to the table so a person can eat comfortably i.e. hand rest
needs to go sufficiently under the table and pinching of fingers/hand
between hand rest/table should be minimized.

-- Vjeko Balas - Croatia

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