The mathematically perfect table size for solving any jigsaw puzzle

People may require a larger table if they like to lay all the pieces out at the start, rather than keeping them in the box or in piles

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How large does your table need to be when doing a jigsaw puzzle? The answer is the area of the puzzle when assembled multiplied by 1.73. This creates just enough space for all the pieces to be laid flat without any overlap.

“My husband and I were doing a jigsaw puzzle one day and I just wondered if you could estimate the area…