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  1. USING OUR BASES WITH GLASS TABLE TOPS

    We make it easy to create beautiful glass table tops with our glass table top adapter! Shown is our RFL750 stainless steel base, at dining height with a 48" diameter glass table top. Keep Reading --->     Normally, you'll see a black square or star shaped piece at the top of our table bases. That part is called the...
  2. Accessible Dining, Banquet And Bar Tables And Bases

    ADA Diagram copy   It's a good practice for hospitality business owners to consider the range of different guests they serve, and to try to think of the best ways to make everyone comfortable. Do your guests have allergies? Children? Perhaps they have limited vision and travel with a service animal. There are a range of different circumstances your business should be prepared to handle. One of the questions we get quite often is, "How do I make wheelchair accessible tables?" With that in mind, this post is an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which provides guidelines (actually, hard and fast rules) for how restauranteurs should accommodate guest's using wheelchairs, to make sure they can enjoy your hospitality in comfort. Shop Accessible Table Bases Continue reading →
  3. How Many Guests Can I Seat at My Table?

    We know that visualizing a project before it's complete can often be a challenge. To help you create the perfect table for your space, we've put together a handy little diagram showing how many guests you can fit comfortably different sizes of tables, as well as some handy tips for choosing the best size and shape table for your dining space. While it can sometimes be hard to find a complete dining set in the size and shape you want, with the help of Tablebases.com you can pick your table top, table base, and chairs separately, to find the perfect size and shape for your dining area. Continue reading for more info! Virtual Assistant: Find A Base for Your Table Top Continue reading →
  4. Choosing A Table Base For A Granite Or Marble Table Top

    RSQ1828-Coffee-Table Choosing a table base can be tricky enough with our wide selection, and the process becomes a bit more complicated when stone table tops come into play. Due to their sheer weight, extra consideration is required when deciding on the most appropriate table base for your beautiful granite top. We think about the size, height, weight and use for your table, and try to come up with the most appropriate solution. Read on for some helpful tips on how to pair your granite or marble top with a table base from Tablebases.com. Browse Table Bases for Stone Tables Continue reading →
  5. How to Install a Sub-Top for Stone & Cement Table Tops

    Photo Courtesy of bythebrooke.blogspot.com A sub-top is a piece of plywood or MDF (medium density fiberboard) that you glue to the underside of a stone table top. The sub-top is used to attach the table base to the table top, and also to help support the stone table top and prevent it from cracking. Continue reading for our easy step-by-step guide to installing your own sub-top and creating a stone table! Continue reading →
  6. Are Freight Trains the Next EVs?

    Greenhouse gas emissions due to transportation make up nearly 29% of all greenhouse gas emissions in the United States.  The website Ars Technica discusses the possibility of powering large vehicles like trains, with batteries rather than diesel, to help reduce carbon footprint. With this rapid pace of technology change in smaller vehicles, it brings up the question of whether or not big modes of transportation, such as trains, planes, and ships, are able to join the wave of going green. A new study performed by California Based Researchers studies the possibility of electrifying rail-based freight. Technology is advanced enough to be able to make a plan like this work, but there is also an economic side that needs to be brought into consideration.  Continue reading →
  7. The Juggernauts of Restaurant Design

    The article Who’s Defining Restaurant Design Now is the perfect insight into examples of exceptional restaurant design all over the world, and what inspired the visuals and environment inside these places. Design firms like Avroko and Bells + Whistles discussed in the article are responsible for bringing to life the vision of the owner of the restaurant. They handle everything design wise, ranging from visuals, how the customers feel when they dine in the restaurant, and how they interact with the space. As a table base company, we take pride in being a great resource for design companies large and small (as well as homeowners). We've had 20 years to hone our extensive knowledge on table base and top options, and offer designs and looks to fit a variety of different environments.  Continue reading →
  8. Need Decoration Ideas? Check Out These Thanksgiving Decor Tips

    This is a guest blog post from RedFin.com. Thanksgiving Decoration Ideas for Your Home With only a couple more weeks until we give thanks, nothing is better than celebrating the holidays in style. Have fun this holiday season by decorating your home with pumpkins, candles and personalized name cards - or go big with home improvements that will get your home ready for any occasion. Thanksgiving is celebrated in many ways, so whether you are hosting a dinner in Atlanta GA, or planning a Friendsgiving in Chicago IL, here are Thanksgiving decoration ideas to get your home in the holiday spirit this November. Continue reading →
  9. A Trucker Provides an Inside View of the US Shipping Crisis

    You may have heard by now that there is a major “shipping crisis” happening in the United States. A critical shortage of resources and infrastructure at nearly every step of the shipping process is causing major backlogs. We’re seeing this first hand with our own shipments, some LTL (pallet freight) shipments that previously took 1 week to pick up and deliver are sometimes taking 2 weeks now, or even longer. That’s actually the easy part of the equation – while there is still a shortage, most trucking companies do have drivers and trucks available. The real backlogs are with the bigger pieces of the puzzle; the shipping containers that bring goods from overseas manufacturers, to retailers and consumers in the United States.  Continue reading →
  10. Bring the Ambiance of Autumn Inside

    As October rolls around in California, the weather starts to cool down, the leaves begin to change to deep reds and oranges, and the “warm and cozy” vibe is heavily sought after. Many people’s first instinct is to immediately run to Target and stock up on all the pumpkin spice and vanilla scented candles they can find, browse the aisle with all the fuzzy blankets, and grab themselves a $20 pair of sweatpants on the way out. When I say “many people’s first instinct” I actually mean my first instinct. Something I always ask myself when this time of year comes around is “how can I create a perfect fall-wonderland ambiance in my home?”. Well I’ve found some answers to the best fall-time hacks for home decor.  Continue reading →

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