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How to Install an Unfinished Wood Pedestal Base to a Table

by Matthew Cutler May 09, 2017

How to Install an Unfinished Wood Pedestal Base to a Table

Installing the Pedestal Base Once the Pieces Arrive

Learning how to assemble a pedestal base to a table top is a quick and fun DIY project for anyone at any skill level. Once you have all your pieces for your new table, you are ready to put them together. There are a few supplies you will need in order to do so. This process should take about 6 minutes, or less, so you can get to finishing your table how you see fit. After you have gathered everything up, you are ready to get started.

Materials Needed

  • Drill
  • Drill bit
  • Screwdriver
  • Socket head Allen screws
  • One-inch gold construction screws
  • Construction adhesive
  • Paper (for templates)
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Possibly another helping hand

Watch Our Pedestal Installation Tutorial Video

Step by Step Instructions to Install Pedestal Base


  1. Using the paper, create a template on top of the pedestal to help you remember where the mounting holes are
  2. Trace the profile as well as the mounting hole locations. It should consist of the 4 mounting holes and the diameter of the pedestal. 
  3. Transfer it to the center of the mounting plate and gather the dimensions. The mounting plate is 2 feet so mark at one foot on both sides of the board. Make a line across that gets halfway through the board, going in both directions (there should be 2 lines). These lines will help us find the center of the mounting plate
  4. Take the circular mounting plate template, folded twice to create grid marks. Center out the marks with a screw
  5. Drill out the holes you marked with your template
  6. Once they are done, transfer the mounting plate to the top of the pedestal
  7. Apply some construction adhesive on the top of the pedestal so it becomes a permanent solution
  8. Put the 4 screws (Allen screws) in and then cinch the pedestal down
  9. Find the center of the table stop and center the mounting plate
  10. Attach the table top with some one-inch gold construction screws – do not drill too deep
  11. You should have a pedestal attached to your mounting plate attached to your tabletop – a complete table!

Get Started

Now, you know how to assemble a pedestal base to any table. Next step is to finish up your space you have been working on. If you haven't chosen your pedestal yet, you can get started here.  

Matthew Cutler
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