How To Assemble A Table
Sturdy and stylish furniture increases the style quotient of every home interior. However, if you do not assemble the furniture with utmost care, you might end up with a wobbly table or chair. It can even become dangerous at some punt. Paying the store or professional for the assembling of a simple table can pinch a little. Therefore, if you are confident about your DIY skills, you can simply follow the steps mentioned below to assemble a table without any hassles.
Stabilizing the base – the threaded rod should be carefully placed through the spider attachment to create the first step of the table base construction. Tighten the nuts on the correct position of the spider to ensure the rod is sturdily attached to the spider. Check the level of the rod. Also, check whether there is any hint of protrusion through the flat surface level of the spider. If a protrusion exists, it will make the table lopsided when it is placed on this base.
Placement of the column – the column should now be carefully placed over the threaded rod until it reaches the spider base. At the correct position, the column should be level with the top of the spider and the top of the threaded rod should be protruding from the top of the hollow column.
Placement of the base plate- the base plate will be placed over the threaded rod and column set up. If a washer is included in the set up, you have to place it at this point. In any case, once done, tighten the nut to securely hold the table base for a secure and sturdy table.
Choice of the top- chooses the right type of table top to compliment your table assembly. The tops are available today in wood, laminates, stone, metal and glass. Marble, limestone and granite tabletops are most popular amongst the stone options. Granite weighs at least 10% more than a marble table top. However, granite s very easy to maintain as compared to marble table tops.
Take precautions when assembling your table. The table tops should be careful protected in special wraps to ensure the surface is not scratched or damaged during the assembling process. Make sure all your tools are at the same place. The different boxes and separate parts of the table should also be within hand’s reach. When placing the tabletops, wear protective gloves. This is especially essential when working with breakable tabletop surfaces such as glass or splinter prone wood tabletops.
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