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Gordon

But how about an elliptical table top shape?

I think they are the best of all. Beautiful to look at and even more importantly, unlike a rectangular table, with 3 down each side (and one at each end) everyone can see everyone else without having to lean forward or backwards.

   
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Gordon

Oh, i do mean elliptical, not oval.

An oval has straight sides with semi-circular at the ends whereas an elliptical table top would have continuously curving sides.

   
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mamalade

And don't forget that the chair size (e.g. width) will figure in when considering numbers around a table.

   

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