How to Build a Round Pedestal Table Base

There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned round pedestal table to make your dining room feel extra special. But who wants to buy one when you can quickly build your own? If you’re in the market for a new round pedestal table base, there are a few things you need to keep in mind.

How to Build a Round Pedestal Table Base

This tutorial will show you how easy it is, even if you’re a novice woodworker. By following these simple steps, you’ll be able to know how to build a round pedestal table base and sturdy table base that will last for years. So what are you waiting for? Get started today!

Summary: Looking for a creative way to add a touch of class to your home decor? Consider building a round pedestal table base! This simple project is easy to complete and can be done in just a few hours. All you need is a piece of wood, some wood screws, and a drill.

What Materials Do I Need to Build a Pedestal Table Base?

For this project, you’ll need:

  1. A piece of wood for the base.
  2. A circular saw (or a jigsaw, if you’re feeling ambitious)
  3. A drill
  4. Screws (we recommend using at least 1.5″ screws)
  5. Sandpaper
  6. A paintbrush (optional)
  7. Paint or a sealant (optional)

Step by Step Guideline on How to Build a Round Pedestal Table Base

If you’re looking for a simple yet elegant table base for your next project, look no further than a round pedestal base. This design is perfect for small spaces, as it has no corners that protrude outwards. Plus, it’s easy to build! Follow these steps to create a round pedestal table base in no time.

Step 1: Cut the Pieces to Length

Once you have your materials, it’s time to cut the pieces to length. You’ll need four 4x4s for the legs and two 2x4s for the frame. The 4x4s should be cut to 24 inches long, and the 2x4s should be cut to 36 inches long.

Cut the two side pieces and the top piece to length using a miter saw. Next, cut the aprons to size and miter the ends, so they fit flush with the legs.

Using a Miter Saw

Step 2: Assemble the Frame

Now it’s time to assemble the frame. Start by attaching the two sides to the top piece using wood glue and 3-inch wood screws. Next, attach the two aprons to the side pieces using wood glue and 2-inch wood screws. Ensure the aprons are flush with the top and bottom of the side pieces.

Finally, attach the legs to the aprons using wood screws. Start by attaching the top of the legs to the top aprons, and then attach the bottom of the legs to the bottom aprons. Use 3-inch screws for attaching the top of the legs and 2-inch screws for attaching the bottom of the legs.

Your table base is now complete!

Step 3: Attach the Legs

Now it’s time to attach the legs to the table. If you’re using wood legs, you’ll want to use dowels or screws to attach them securely. For metal or plastic legs, you can use screws or bolts. Once the legs are connected, sand the entire table base until it’s smooth.

If you’re happy with how your table base looks, you can move on to Step 4. If you want to attach the top or finish it, now is the time to do that.

Step 4: Attach the Top

The next step is to attach the top to the base. Using a wood top, you can use dowels or screws to secure it. For a stone or glass top, you’ll need to use bolts. Once the lid is attached, your table is complete!

Now it’s time to attach the legs. Take your frame and position it upside down on a flat surface. Then, take two of your 4x4s and attach them to the frame using wood glue and 3-inch screws. Repeat this for the other two legs

Step 5: Add the Braces

First, measure and cut four pieces of 2×4 lumber to the desired length to add the braces. Next, drill pilot holes through the 2x4s and into the legs. Finally, use screws to attach the braces to the legs.

Building a round pedestal table base is a great way to add style and function to your home. This type of table base is perfect for small spaces, as it provides plenty of surface area without too much space. A round pedestal table is ideal for displaying a vase of flowers or a work of art.

Displaying a Vase of Flowers

Step 6: Finish It Off

The last step is to finish off your pedestal table base. You can do this by adding a top, painting, or staining the wood. If you want to add a shelter, you can use a piece of plywood or a glass table top. Ensure that the top is adequately secured to the base, so it doesn’t wobble or fall off.

And that’s it! You now have a beautiful, sturdy pedestal table base that you can use for years. Enjoy!

Things You Need to Keep in Mind Before Building a Round Pedestal Table Base

Building a round pedestal table base is not as difficult as it may seem. With a few simple tools and some lumber, you can easily construct one on your own. Here are seven things you need to keep in mind before building your very own round pedestal table base:

1. Choose the Right Wood

When selecting the wood for your project, make sure to choose something that is sturdy and will be able to support the weight of your tabletop. Depending on the size of your table, you may need to use multiple pieces of wood glued together for your project. First, Cut the wood to size. Next, Assemble the base using screws or nails. After that, Add a finish of your choice. Finally, Place the tabletop on top of the ground and enjoy your new table!

2. Cut the Wood Into Equal Pieces

First, you need to use a miter saw. You’ll need four legs that are 30 inches long and two aprons that are 23 inches long. Then, assemble the base by attaching the legs to the aprons using wood screws. Drill pilot holes first to prevent the wood from splitting. After that, connect the tabletop to the base using more wood screws. Again, drill pilot holes first to prevent the wood from breaking.

That’s it! Your round pedestal table base is now complete. This will ensure that each leg of the table is precisely the same height.

Attaching the Legs

3. Drill Holes for the Dowels

Using a drill bit that is the same diameter as your dowels, drill four holes in each leg – two at the top and two at the bottom. The holes should be evenly spaced; you can use a ruler or a tape measure to ensure they’re all perfectly level.

4. Cut the Dowels to Size

You will need four dowels that are each 12 inches long. Cut them using a saw. Then, Sand the edges of the dowels. This will help to create a smooth surface for the table base. After that, Attach the dowels to the plywood base. Use wood glue to attach the dowels to the plywood. Make sure that the dowels are evenly spaced. Allow the glue to dry. This may take several hours or overnight.

Once the glue is dry, flip the base over so the dowels point downwards. Next, screw in the furniture feet. Make sure that the feet are evenly spaced and flush with the dowels.

5. Insert the Dowels

Use a drill to make four evenly-spaced holes in the top of the pedestal base. Make these holes large enough to fit your dowels snugly. Next, cut four pieces of dowels to be slightly longer than the height of the pedestal base.

Insert the dowels into the holes you drilled, using wood glue to secure them. Allow the glue to dry completely.

6. Attach the Tabletop

Position the tabletop upside down on a flat surface. Center the pedestal base upside down on top of the tabletop. Use a drill to screw the base into the tabletop, using screws that are long enough to go through both pieces of wood.

7. Finish It Off

Turn the table right side up and admire your handiwork! If you want, you can stain or paint the wood to give it a more finished look. Add chairs around the table, and invite friends over for a cozy dinner party.

Paint the Wood to Give It a More Finished Look


So, there you have it. Our guide on how to build a round pedestal table base. It’s not as difficult as it may seem, and with the right tools and materials, you can have a beautiful piece of furniture to add to your home.

We hope you give this project a try! That’s it! You now have a beautiful round pedestal table base that is perfect for small spaces. Thanks for following along; if you have any further questions. Please let us know.

Photo of author

Adrian Green

Adrian has been interested in woodworking since he was a child. His father had a woodworking shop, and Adrian would help him out and learn from him. He gained basic carpentry knowledge as well as an understanding of how to work hard and take care of business. He enjoys woodworking as a hobby. He loves the feeling of creating something with his own hands, and the satisfaction that comes from seeing his finished products used by others. So he started this blog to spread his passion and knowledge to those interested in DIY wood-working projects. He knows that with a little guidance and practice, anyone can create beautiful pieces of furniture or décor from scratch.

Leave a Comment