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Forum topic by CharlesA posted 03-15-2018 02:44 PM 376 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CharlesA

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03-15-2018 02:44 PM

I haven’t done any woodworking since October because of our move to Atlanta. I’m still a couple of weeks out since I need to get my shop in order.

One quick piece I’m going to build is a round table for our breakfast area. I think I’m just going to make a solid round top and attach it to a metal base. I’ve found some bases at restaurant supply stores like this:

https://www.webstaurantstore.com/42543/restaurant-table-bases.html?filter=height-style:standard-height

Do you know of good bases for purchase?

Thanks, Charles

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson


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CaptainSkully

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#1 posted 03-15-2018 02:53 PM

Wow, Charles. I didn’t realize you could get bases so cheap. Unfortunately, I’d have to buy some steel and weld up my own base. It’s a symptom of “makeritis”, but that’s not a quick solution. I did a quick search on Amazon for “steel table base” and found a few that might work. At least they might have ratings and/or questions you can research. It looks like they’re all in the $100-$200 range, but I have a feeling this is a “you get what you pay for” kind of thing. Good luck with your new shop!

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#2 posted 03-15-2018 05:41 PM

I started to suggest you build you own base similar to traditional round oak tables but then I noticed you said, “one quick piece”, so it doesn’t sound like you want to get too involved in building the table. That being saidI will continue. It would not be too hard to make an octagonal column, put a 3/4” thick plywood mounting plate on the top of the column for securing the table top and bolt the feet on to the opposing sides of the column.

-- Les B, Oregon

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CharlesA

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#3 posted 03-15-2018 06:21 PM

Les,

Thanks. I have a lot of ambitious projects to build. This seems like a shortcut that wouldn’t be too bad, especially if I could find one that has a bit of elan to it.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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