Kid-size table heights

This play center from issue 167 (December/January 2005/2006), page 76, stands 19" high at the sides and 16" high at the table top.

Q:

I want to build a 35" table for kids to use, but I’m not sure what height to make it. Any advice?
—Shannon Duff, Vancouver, Wash.

A:

Here’s a good way to measure table height for kids, regardless of their age, Shannon. Seat the child on a chair or stool they’ll use at the table. Measure from a point just below their ribs to the floor, and use that dimension as the table-top height. Adding a couple of inches will help the table adapt to kids as they grow.

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