Why are pedestal bases so popular?
Pedestal bases and table tops, usually ordered separately, are available in a very wide range of styles, sizes, materials and finishes.
...but it is worth noting that the base plate of some table bases do not fit between the legs of some chairs, making them less easy to fully push in to the table.
Table Base Finishes
Most of the bases we sell are powder-coated, usually black, simply because this is perceived to be a discreet solution - the bases do not stand-out and interfere with the appeal of the chairs and table tops.
Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The coating is typically applied electro statically and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a "skin". It creates a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint.
Chrome is a popular finish too. Chrome plating is a technique of electroplating a thin layer of chromium onto a metal (or plastic) object. The chromed layer is attractive, it provides corrosion resistance, is easy to clean and increases surface hardness. It is also widely available. A 'matt' chrome finish is also sometimes available.
All table base finishes can become worn on sharp corners which are exposed to shoes.
Wood table Bases
Tables with a leg at each corner are often made of wood and (in the hospitality industry) their use is widespread only in pubs. Wooden pedestal bases are available, although wooden 'skins' (either real wood or a laminate) on metal bases are a stronger alternative.
Pedestal Table Base Storage
Pedestal table bases are available that allow tables to be neatly stored. They work by having bases that can 'nest' together and a mechanism at the top of the pedestal that allows the top to be tilted through 90 degrees.
How to avoid Wobbly Tables
In our experience, wobbly tables are caused by one or more of the following:
The top is not fixed properly to the base; the base is assembled incorrectly; the table base has some flex in it (some budget options do!); your floor is uneven.
Of these, the last is probably most widespread, and most difficult to solve, unless it has been identified before the purchase of table bases. Wedges or slithers of old corks (!) can be used, but as soon as the table is knocked or moved, they get dislodged. Far more simple is to specify a pedestal base with one or more adjustable feet. There are also excellent and clever table bases, such as the Stable Table, if the adjustable feet option is somehow inappropriate.
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