Frequently Asked Questions
No, all of our table bases ships knocked down for shipping. In most cases, the assembly is very simple and requires few tools. If you have questions about assembly, our customer service department is always happy to assist.
Yes, please call or use our customer service online at the right of the website to specify a custom height not listed. Custom cut table bases will have an additional charge and are not returnable.
Table bases are our passion, and sometimes we get a little caught up in our world filled with aluminum, steel, stainless steel, and cast iron! The following are some of the words that are helpful to know when selecting a table base, to make sure you get the best fit possible for your tabletop.
304 Stainless Steel: This is a commercial specification for stainless steel, often used for kitchen appliances because of its sanitary properties. Grade 304 steel is very durable, resists corrosion, and is easy to clean and maintain.
Aluminum: Aluminum is a very lightweight and weather-resistant metal that is perfect for outdoor use. Aluminum resists corrosion and does not rust.
Black Powder coat, Matte & Semi-Gloss: Powder coating is a dry finishing process. Finely ground particles of pigment and resin are electrostatically charged and sprayed onto the products to be coated. The parts to be coated are electrically grounded so that the charged particles adhere to them until melted and fused into a solid coating in a curing oven. The result is an attractive, durable, high-quality finish. We offer matt (not shiny) and semi-gloss (somewhat shiny) powder coat finishes.
Brushed stainless steel: We offer this finish on many of our bases. It is made to match the look of most modern stainless steel appliances, with a smooth metal finish that includes brush lines.
Brushed chrome: This finish is very similar to stainless steel, but appears brighter and slightly more reflective.
Cast Iron: Cast iron is a very heavy and durable metal that pairs well with heavy table tops such as granite or marble. Although all of our cast iron table base parts are black powder-coated to help resist corrosion, we do not recommend cast iron bases for dedicated use outdoors, as the material can rust and would require frequent maintenance.
Column: This is the central piece of your table base. The column can be square, cylindrical, or even elliptical, and made from a variety of materials including steel, stainless steel, wood, cast iron, and aluminum. The different materials have different strengths and weaknesses.
Glides: Also known as leveling glides, these are the pieces that screw into the underside of the base. They are usually constructed of metal or impact-resistant nylon (plastic), and permit a limited amount of adjustment to accommodate uneven flooring.
MDF: Medium Density Fiberboard is a material constructed of pieces of wood fibers, mixed with a wax or resin, which is then heated and pressurized to create a wood panel that is denser than plywood.
Polished chrome: A highly reflective finish that does not have the brushed lines you get with brushed stainless steel or brushed chrome.
Powder coating: Powder coating is a dry finishing process. Finely ground particles of pigment and resin are electrostatically charged and sprayed onto the products to be coated. The parts to be coated are electrically grounded so that the charged particles adhere to them until melted and fused into a solid coating in a curing oven. The result is an attractive, durable, high-quality finish.
Spread: This figure represents the size of the base plate. Imagine a circle that encloses the base plate. The diameter (the length of a straight line passing through the center of the imagined circle from one side to another) is the "spread". For some four-footed or square table base plates, we give the "side" measurement, instead of the spread.
Spider: The spider is also referred to as the mounting plate, and can be made of steel, cast iron, and in some cases aluminum. This is the piece that sits atop the table base column and is secured to your tabletop or sub-top.
All items on the Amerivend Works website have been thoroughly organized and placed into specific categories. Using the tabs across the top of the site, select the one that best describes the item you are looking for. This will help you find a more detailed category listing for the items that you are interested in. When you find an item that interests you click the "detail" link to go to the detailed product page. Here you will find important information, such as the product specifications & features. If you already know the item number or specific name of the product, you can simply enter it into our Search box that is located on the upper right corner of the screen. This will automatically direct you to that item’s detailed product page.
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When your products are delivered, please open the packaging while the driver is still there. You can request that the driver wait while you unpack your merchandise. If there are any damages, PLEASE NOTE CLEARLY ON THE BILL OF LADING what the damages are, and please contact Amerivend Works's Customer Service Team so we can ensure that the problem will be promptly resolved. If no damages are noted on the Bill of Lading, Amerivend Works cannot be held responsible for future damage claims. Orders shipped via FedEx may not have a Bill of Lading, in those cases, please contact customer service within 10 days of delivery. All of our merchandise ships out in new and perfect condition and is signed out as so by the drivers upon pickup from our facilities. All damage claims must be reported to our customer service team within 10 days of delivery. In order to receive a replacement, you must retain the original packaging, and you must send photos of the damaged products as well as the packaging. Amerivend Works will arrange to replace or repair your merchandise immediately. We do not wait until a claim is filed. Claims usually take 3-4 weeks to process, and your satisfaction is too important to us to wait that long to take care of your problem. We FIRST take care of you - the customer, and then we deal with the claims. Amerivend Works will request that you to email some pictures of the damaged goods and packaging, so please snap some photos as soon as you realize any damages. This helps us with our claims with the carriers. Please hang on to the packing material originally used to help with the claims process.
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