Top Factors to Consider When Selecting Your Table Bases:
Rigidity, longevity & design in descending order of priority should be the main focus at the time of procuring table bases as they form the foundation of the table structure and they're not as readily visible as the table itself
1. TABLE BOTTOM BASE
The bottom base, also called the baseplate is either a metal or a wooden structure that is the only contact between the "column" & the table. for single or double base tables, these bottom plates tend to have a wider span for greater stability and balance.
However, some tables that use 4 legs or a leg on each of the edges, don't use a base plate at all, instead they use rubber cappings to increase friction with the ground, thus providing greater stability
2, THE TABLE NECK OR COLUMN
The column or the neck of the table is one that connects the base plate or the capping with the spider, which in turn is either bolted to or stuck to the tabletop
It is the table neck or the tabletop that is rich with most features like the kickplate or footrest and the height adjustability feature.
The design of the table is easily discernible just from the table base itself, modern tables are sleek and are slightly slanted & more vintage tables are carved and slightly thicker
To effectively allow this arrangement of mix-matching table tops with different table bases or columns, the spider plays the most important role in systematically holding them both together. The spyder is placed towards the very top of the table column and looks almost like a fidget spinner, typically with 5 holes to allow for easy drilling and easy attachment with the tabletop.
Generally speaking, the larger the span of the spider, the greater its rigidity and strength to hold the tabletop and the base in one piece. Also, for non-wooden tabletops, a simple spider won’t work as marble and metal tops cannot easily be drilled into without rendering the entire tabletop useless.
Thus, as an alternative, a round piece of MDF, ply, or even a solid wood veneer is drilled into the spider before a layer of adhesive is applied to fix the spider to the tabletop effectively.
At FurnitureRoots, we sell our table bases at the following locations across India. You may see our contact details listed below and let us know in case of any queries
FACTORY & SHOP ADDRESS: Plot No. 58/2, Jodhpur-Pali Highway Sangariya, Basni, Baghelao, Rajasthan 342013
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CONTACT NUMBER:+ 91 9769003311
CONTACT PERSON: DHRITIMAN RANAWAT