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How many people can sit at an 8-foot table?

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Eight to 10 people can sit at an 8-foot table, depending on whether seats are placed at the ends of the table. This assumes a table that is 30 inches deep. If the table is only 18 inches deep, it seats only four people.

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Eight to 10 people can also be seated around a 60-inch or 72-inch round table, respectively. Eight people can also be seated around a 48-inch round table or at a 6-foot rectangular table if chairs are placed at the ends of the table. These spacings allow about 6 to 8 inches between chairs. When rectangular tables are placed end to end, two extra people can be squeezed in at the join between the tables.

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