Are Desks And Tables The Same Height?

Are desks and tables the same height?

Desk vs table height

The standard height for a desk and table is the same, both are 28” to 30” in height. Though they are the same both desks and tables can vary beyond the standard height of 28” to 30”. You can also purchase adjustable height desks which are increasing in popularity. There are also raised dining tables that are 42” in height that you can use with stools. But, generally, the height of a standard table is the same as a desk so it is alright to use a table as a desk. Though, it is very unlikely and rather bizarre to use a desk as a dining table.

Desks pros and cons:


Desks are made for one person they are ideal if you are the only person using your desk as you can place all your items on the desk without worrying anyone else is going to touch it

Easy to stretch out on a desk and relax as there are storage spaces to store unnecessary items. This makes it easy to sit at the desk for a long period of time.

Ergonomic desk chairs will fit under a desk easily and will ensure you are comfortable and in the correct space whilst working. This will minimise the straight on your neck and back and will allow you to work for longer periods of time.

You can purchase desks in a range of sizes, styles and materials, this allows you to easily find a desk in your budget and one that matches the décor of your home.

Large desks can store loads of papers and important items across them without feeling cramped whilst you are working.

Smaller desks can fit in any nook and corner of a room and because of their smaller size and weight they can be easily moved.


Desks are only comfortable if you are sitting at them

Not comfortable for more than one person

They are not multifunctional like dining tables are

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