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    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 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 Browse Table Bases for Stone Tables Continue reading →
  5. How to Install a Sub-Top for Stone & Cement Table Tops

    Photo Courtesy of 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. The Return of Maximalism in Design

    While most of us know Minimalism in at least some aspect, not as many are familiar with its boisterous counterpart; Maximalism. While the term Maximalism was coined relatively recently, the concept actually spans centuries! Throughout history we’ve valued a “more is more” mindset to display wealth, from the Italian Renaissance to the French Rococo and Baroque to Victorian England. While minimalism is more about showcasing the beauty of a space on its own, maximalism is more about showcasing who the room belongs to. Lovers of maximalism see every painting and funky secondhand piece of furniture as an extension of themselves, whereas minimalists prefer not to define themselves by their material belongings. Continue reading →
  7. Using a Color Wheel to Guide Interior Design

    A spread of Pantone color swatches arranged in a circle. With Spring finally arriving after a tumultuous Winter we are fully embracing the warmer weather and sunshine! The renewal of nature is a great opportunity to embrace color in our homes, but sometimes it can be a little tricky to know where to start. Today we’ll start with a familiar tool that most of us have grown up with, the color wheel!  Continue reading →
  8. The Psychology of Interior Design – How Colors and Patterns Affect Relaxation

    This is a guest post by Lauren Welch When it comes to interior design, it’s important to understand how your surroundings affect your mood. Colors and patterns have an impact on your psyche, making you feel relaxed or anxious depending on the color scheme. Photo by David Pisnoy on Unsplash Interior designers often consider principles of design including balance, proportion...
  9. The Best Types of Wood for Outdoor Furniture

    The Best Types of Wood for Outdoor Furniture
    White washed table in an outdoor courtyard surrounded by white stucco walls. Wood is a natural choice of material for outdoor table tops, as it’s ubiquitous, relatively affordable, easy to work with and comes in a variety of types, colors, grains and styles. There really are endless possibilities for customization and personalization when it comes to making wood tables. You can go with something lightweight and cost effective, like laminate or Topalit table tops, or you can go for something that matches your personality like custom reclaimed wood table tops. With so many different kinds of wood available, it can be hard to know where to start! Below we’re going to discuss the types of wood that work best for outdoor use, why they are good choices, and other important factors to consider when building or purchasing your outdoor wood table tops.  Continue reading →
  10. Powder Coating vs Chrome vs Stainless Steel

    Man using a saw to cut through metal. When choosing which base to use for a project there are a number of factors to consider, like the size, weight and material of your table top, and whether the table will be located inside or outside. Having a variety of options for metals and finishes can make the choices feel overwhelming, but we’re here today to help clear up some of the confusion! We will address the differences between powder coating, chrome plating, stainless steel, and aluminum- and the best uses for each one.  Continue reading →

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