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  1. USING OUR BASES WITH GLASS TABLE TOPS

    Adobe Spark 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 mounting plate (sometimes called a "spider" because of the shape of the arms), and has screw holes for attaching wood or other permeable table tops.       Obviously, you can't attach your glass table top with screws, so instead of using a spider, you swap it for the glass top adapter. Continue reading →
  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 restaurateurs 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. Art Deco Style

    The Art Deco Style was all about glamor, luxury, innovation, and hope. The style has proven to be timeless and instantly recognizable even 100 years after its first appearance. Famous for its streamlined look and bold interiors, simultaneously decadent and severe, this dramatic aesthetic is still alive and well, remaining even more relevant and popular today in modern design as...
  7. Add Character to Your Dining Room with Table Cloths

    With the worst of the pandemic behind us the world is ready to get back to partying! If you aren’t quite ready to throw a giant bash yet (we get it) then a small, intimate dinner party might be just the ticket to get back into larger scale socializing. Just because it’s your closest friends doesn’t mean you have to skimp on the decorations and table dressings, if anything it’s more of an excuse to go all out! This may bring up some questions if you are new to hosting, like what size of tablecloth do we need? How much overhang looks best for a table runner? What’s the difference between dinner and formal dinner napkins? We can help answer these questions and more as we continue, whether you’re looking for a last minute DIY project to wow your party guests, or for thoughtful gifts for your friends and family. Continue reading →
  8. The History of the Modern Table Base

    Some of the earliest tables and bases can be dated back to ancient Egypt, where they were constructed out of stone to play games that sometimes required intricate carvings on the surface. Ancient Greeks and Romans often used table bases with three or four legs as altars for sacred rituals. Romans tended to have low tables to suit their equally...
  9. How to Pick the Right Dining Table for Your Space

    Finding the right table may take some initial preparation, but its ability to accentuate and upgrade the look of your entire dining area makes it worth it. By selecting the best size, shape, and overall design, your investment should leave you and all of your guests feeling inspired and comfortable every time they sit down for a meal.  Measure the...
  10. How to Choose a Pedestal Table Base for Rectangular and Oval Table Tops

    Today we’re going to TEST take a look at how to choose the best pedestal table base or metal table legs for rectangular and oval shaped table tops. Most pedestal table bases are round, X-style with legs, or square, which means they fit perfectly in the center of round and square table tops. With rectangular or oval shapes, the table top is going to be much longer that it is wide, making fitment a bit more tricky. To support these elongated table tops, Tablebases.com has rectangular and oval shaped pedestals that are specifically designed for longer tables. Another option is to use multiple table bases spread out along the length of the table, or to use some of our strong metal table legs to support the table top from the corners. Below we’re going to go over tips for how to make sure you’re picking the right option for your project.  Continue reading →

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