Our Shop

How To Choose A Pedestal Base For Your Dining Table

There are many reasons why one would choose a  pedestal base for their round kitchen or dining table.  Below are some of the top reasons:


Extra Leg room

One of the biggest reasons people opt for a pedestal base on their dining table is leg room. A pedestal base can add a great touch of style to your room but, don’t forget you will probably be covering it up to a degree when chair are placed around the table. What you see when you first buy the dining table is not necessarily what you will see once all is in place. It is more important to make sure the pedestal base is the right size for the table you choose.

Most popular styles of pedestal bases for dining tables


Chair fits easily

A pedestal table base does not require the use of an apron since the weight of the table sits directly on the pedestal itself. Many tall people and chronic leg-crossers love this option since they can sit at their chairs without having to stretch their legs out looking for a comfortable way to scoot under the table. Even armchairs can slide under the table but make sure the table you select doesn’t have an apron. Many round tables will as it’s a decorative element. However, you will be limited to side chairs if you want to push the chairs in when done.

Square dinning table with tiered pedestal base. Plenty of room for 8 chairs.
Square dinning table with tiered pedestal base. Plenty of room for 8 chairs.


An elegant touch

A nice pedestal can add a beautiful decorative touch to any room but remember, once your chairs are placed around the table the base will not be as noticeable. Make sure that you find a pedestal that meets 2 requirements.. #1.. It should compliment the décor in your home and secondly, it should be large enough to balance out the weight of the table. Large round tables over 72” are difficult to find pedestals for. For 72” round tables consider a leg style or even a trestle base.


At Ecustom we have been making pedestal tables for years and we are happy to help walk you through what table styles may be best for your home. If you are looking for help selecting your table base, whether its legs, trestles, or pedestals please Need Help Choosing The Right Pedestal Base? Contact ECF!

, , , , , , , , , ,