What size of a chandelier to use in dining room?

Vicky GMay 2, 2013
room is 8 ft x 71/2 ft with a cathedral ceiling. The table is 42" W x 78" L
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    Bookmark   May 2, 2013 at 8:27PM
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suzanne_m
Chandelier should be half the diameter of the table. It should hang 30 in. above the table for an 8 ft ceiling. (you would add 3 in. more for each foot higher).
    Bookmark   May 2, 2013 at 10:09PM
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Vicky G
ceiling is 11 ft high. Had found a 32" light I really like but worried it is too wide
    Bookmark   May 3, 2013 at 8:19AM
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suzanne_m
Sorry, I think it will be too wide. When you think of it, there will be only 6 in. on each size of the table left (42-30=12) divide by 2. Sometimes a chandelier comes in different sizes maybe this one comes smaller.
    Bookmark   May 3, 2013 at 1:19PM
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suzanne_m
I f you find one that is 1 or 2 in. bigger, it could work ... something between 21 to 23 in. would be ok.
    Bookmark   May 3, 2013 at 1:21PM
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Vicky G
thank you
1 Like    Bookmark   May 3, 2013 at 8:43PM
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suzanne_m
vgordon, here's a link about information on the proper size for a chandelier. I thought the picture of the white table was your table. I just realized it is a picture send by Ed. Given the size of your room, I would not go over 21 in.

http://www.chandelierlightingexperts.com/content/CHANDELIER-TIPS/info.aspx

Good luck
    Bookmark   May 3, 2013 at 9:13PM
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