Eight feet can sometimes be tricky to visualize since it’s not a common height.
However, there are some things, which are easy to visualize, that can help you get a better feel for just how tall or long 8 feet is.
Getting a feel for this height can make estimating heights much simpler.
A Christmas Tree
Christmas trees, whether they’re real or artificial, are one of the most useful examples of something that is 8 feet.
Most Christmas trees are taller than a person, so a medium-sized Christmas tree usually stands between 7 and 8 feet tall.
Real Christmas trees vary greatly in height, but 8 feet is a very standard, and very common, size for an artificial tree.
A Small Elephant
Elephants are the largest living land animals. African bush elephants tend to be a bit larger than African forest elephants or Indian elephants, and males of each species are larger than females.
However, many elephants grow to right around 8 feet tall at the shoulder. Indian elephants can grow to between 6 and a half and 12 feet tall at the shoulder, while African bush elephants can grow to between 8 and 13 feet tall.
African forest elephants, which are the smallest, grow to right around 8 feet tall as a maximum size.
A Queen or King-Sized Bed
Both king and queen-sized mattresses are 80 inches long. This is about a foot and a half shorter than 8 feet.
However, when you take into account the bedframe, headboard, footboard, or end of the bed bench, a bed with either a king or queen mattress on it is very close to 8 feet.
Although the measurement may not be exact, visualizing the length of your bed can give you a good way to estimate 8 feet.
Sunflowers can grow to a variety of different heights, ranging anywhere from 5 to 10 feet tall.
How tall a sunflower will grow depends on the flower variety, where it’s planted, and what nutrients it has access to.
The amount the flower is watered and how much sun it gets can also affect its overall height.
In general, though, sunflowers grow to about 8 feet in height.
These flowers provide a delightful splash of color to a yard or garden.
They can be planted along a fence or property line to provide a natural boundary.
The seeds and heads of most sunflowers can also be roasted and eaten once the flower has gone by.
Although most sunflowers don’t grow over 10 feet tall, giant sunflowers can reach 15 feet easily, and some particularly robust giant sunflowers have been known to grow to double that height.
A California Sea Lion
Most people don’t think of seals or sea lions as large animals, but many species can grow to very impressive sizes.
Male California sea lions, for example, grow to about 8 feet long and can weigh over 1,000 pounds. Female California sea lions tend to be quite a bit smaller, growing to only about 6 and a half feet long.
They also weigh significantly less, usually coming in at around 250 pounds.
Ladders are available in several different sizes since they’re designed to suit different needs.
They also all extend to different heights. However, one of the most common ladder sizes is 8 feet.
These ladders are perfect for use inside the house, as they can help you reach the ceiling or a high lightbulb.
They’re also helpful for performing tasks, such as reaching the roof, outside. Usually, 8-foot ladders can be extended up to 12 feet.
Visualizing one of these ladders can help you visualize just what 8 feet looks like.
Dining room tables are usually between 4 and 6 feet long, depending on how many people they’re designed to host.
Tables that are meant for 10 to 12 people will be even longer and can reach lengths of up to 8 feet.
Because of these varied sizes, many table runners are right around, if not exactly, 8 feet long.
This length helps to ensure that the runner will fit perfectly, even on very long tables.
On shorter tables, 1 to 2 feet of the runner will hang decoratively off of each end of the table.
First designed and used in Hawaii, surfboards are an excellent way for ocean enthusiasts to get out on the waves.
Surfboards are available in a few different lengths so that they fit people of different heights and body sizes.
The smallest adult surfboard size is 8 feet, and the longest standard size is 10 feet.
Longer boards, which are often used for paddling, can be up to 14 feet long, but they aren’t as common as standard-sized boards.
Picturing a surfboard can help you easily visualize what 8 feet looks like, giving you a much better grasp of the length.