Table Bases

5 Considerations To Make When Choosing Table Bases

Selecting table bases is not always easy. Since there is a wide selection of options to choose from, the sheer tyranny of choice can be overwhelming. Knowing the right considerations to make in these scenarios is important. This is especially true when we are in search of a table base that matches with certain materials.

Once we have taken the time to meet with professionals to find out more about the specific materials being used, we must also take the time to think about the following considerations. Those who take the time to do so will always be able to find much more sustainable table bases.

1) Leg Related Precaution

When a table becomes too wobbly to be used at a home or a business, we tend to blame the leg itself. In reality, it is our base choice that is likely causing the leg to wobble. If the base is too light for the table that we are adding it to, this causes wobbles to take place. There may also be an excessive amount of weight being placed on one column in particular. This brings us to the next consideration that needs to be made....

2) Column Numbers

The number of columns has to be considered thoroughly before we can select the right base for our tables. In most instances, it is in our best interests to select table bases that offer us access to multiple columns. This allows for the weight that is being placed on the table to be distributed more evenly. While this is a factor that is often neglected, it is of the utmost level of importance.

3) Style of the Base

The style of the base becomes more important when we are choosing a model that will be used to support a heavier top. A vintage model may work best because they are constructed from stronger materials as opposed to a more contemporary style. Some buyers could also find themselves in search of a model that offers a greater level of versatility. Others may prize aesthetic appeal. However, the strength of the base should always come before worries about the physical appearance.

4) Height

Some are unaware of the fact that the height of the table will have a dramatic effect on the base that we select. The taller the table, the more likely we are to experience unwanted side effects. Taller tables topple over more easily and the heightened center of gravity must be considered. A good rule of thumb is to choose a heavier table base that is among one of the larger options when we are selecting a base for a taller table.

5) Dimensions

This consideration may come last on the list but it is certainly not the least. This is arguably the first consideration that needs to be made. The size of our table top and the thickness are key factors that will play into this decision. The larger our table top is, the larger the base should be. This is another rule of thumb that we should be bearing in mind.


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