High quality restaurant table bases.

  1. 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 →
  2. Restaurant Revitalization Fund Already Tapped Out

    Restaurant Revitalization Fund Already Tapped Out
    The Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF), part of the American Rescue Plan that congresses passed in March this year, is a grant program that was thought to be a lifeline for restaurants that have been struggling during the pandemic. However, the grant program is already running out of money. With $65 billion worth of applications already received since it opened on...
  3. 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 Continue reading →

    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 →
  5. 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. Continue reading →
  6. How Many Guests Can I Seat at My Table?

      How Many Guests copy 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. (Note: The above diagram was made with restaurant seating in mind. For residential dining tables, you may want to allow more space for guests, at least 24" per person.) Continue reading →
  7. Can I Have my Base Cut to a Custom Height

     DC05713422 We often have customers ask if we can custom-cut our table bases to specific heights. Maybe you have unique chairs that are a bit taller than standard, or are trying to match an existing countertop. You can order a custom height table base from, just give us a call to place your order over the phone. Not all of our products can be custom cut, for example, most vintage cast iron models with decorative columns are not customizable. However, most of our bases with steel columns can be custom-cut (keep reading for a complete list of bases that can be custom cut). Continue reading →
  8. Montréal Hotels Open Rooms For Private Indoor Dining

    In normal times, any hotel that offers hourly rates would be considered a bit low-rent. However, anything goes in a pandemic! In Montréal, the beautiful eastern Canadian city known for its vibrant dining scene, three hotels are hosting private dining experiences for guests that are just looking for a few hours out of the house, and not a room for the evening. Think of it as room service, but you’re there specifically for the food. The ingenious idea sidesteps the dining restrictions that are in place in Montréal (and much of the rest of the world), without running afoul of social distancing practices or restoring to outdoor experiences. Continue reading →
  9. Prepare Early For A Post-COVID Dining Rush

    Get Ready for a Post-Pandemic Rush With multiple vaccines available, the end of the pandemic is finally in sight. After a year of shelter-in-place mandates that slowed business, many customers will doubtlessly be thrilled about the idea of dining out. Make sure you are ready to provide the best service possible by preparing ahead of time. Continue reading →
  10. Montréal Restaurants Forced to Close, but Will Receive Government Aid

    Restaurants in the Canadian city of Montréal received a mixed bag of news this week with the announcement of extended closures by the Quebecois government, led by premier Francois Legault. Due to COVID case numbers – which are flat in Quebec, but still high, and going up dramatically in the United States – Montréal restaurants will be forced to remain closed for at least another four weeks, through November 23rd. Unsurprisingly, restaurateurs are not pleased, with some airing their disagreements on social media. Many take issue with the fact that restaurants have been forced to close, while many retail outlets are allowed to remain open to a certain degree. However, there is some good news, in the form of financial assistance for restaurants. Continue reading →

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