Asked on Feb 10, 2017

Any ideas on how to raise the height on this table 9 inches?

by Bonnie
  21 answers
  • William William on Feb 11, 2017

    Can you post a photo of the underside? Want to see how the pedestal mounts to the top. Could fabricate an extension.

  • Bonnie Bonnie on Feb 11, 2017

    I need 9 more inches of knee room under the table apron.

  • Sarah A. Victory Sarah A. Victory on Feb 11, 2017

    Make the legs longer or put a different size block at the top of the middle section.

  • JEWEL C JEWEL C on Feb 11, 2017

    Build a 9 " platform to sit it on. If it is for dining use bar stools for sitting.

  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Feb 11, 2017

    Replace the pedestal with a longer one. You can find used ones at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore - look and see if there is one in your area.

  • William William on Feb 12, 2017

    I would build a 9" high spacer as wide as the pedestal with top and bottom "flanges". Stain it to closely match the table finish. Turn the table over, remove the pedestal, bolt the spacer to the table top, then bolt the pedestal to the spacer. Turn the table upright. Provided a very rough sketch.

  • Maryann Stokes Maryann Stokes on Feb 12, 2017

    You can get a 9inch high, block. You choose round, square aided, set table ON top. Obviously you would stain to match.

    • Bonnie Bonnie on Feb 12, 2017

      What kind of "block" would ai be looking for and where might I begin the search for it?

  • Claude Claude on Feb 12, 2017

    My question would be, at that height would the legs provide enough stability or make it top Heavy? I vote for the block at the top unless you are lucky enough to find a perfect replacement. I have used an on line producer who has an excellent reputation. I'll find and post the web site.

  • Rose P Rose P on Feb 12, 2017

    Get a shorter chair

  • ABR12234501 ABR12234501 on Feb 12, 2017

    Start over. Sell your table. Purchase new table. Or, at hardware stores, like Loewe's & Home Depot, purchase long board and request "if" store will cut to needed size. [?] Either screw bolt blocks on bottom legs or simply place beneath, hoping weight will keep in place. Match stain is next. Now you're set with the table height you wanted.

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Feb 13, 2017

    lengthen the base

  • ABR12234501 ABR12234501 on Feb 13, 2017

    Additional spark. Measure a circular wooden base for entire new bottom. Bolt, screw table legs onto circular bottom. Additional height will make your table just right. Wish you success!!

  • GBK GBK on Feb 14, 2017

    I would cut out the middle section that looks decorative, and insert a piece that is longer, using several dowels and glue.

  • John irk John irk on Feb 14, 2017

    try this application. take the table top off pedestal. look at the design of the pedestal where the round rings are. you are going to make additional rings to mount on top to what ever height you want. choose lumber that will be two inches wider than the octagonal top. you can use an object in the house for a circle pattern, a plate, pot ect. the pattern maybe a little larger than 2" these are starting suggestions for reference. make a circle on the boards using your pattern. cut the rings out with a jig saw as many as needed for the height desired. round off edges on all pieces to match ones on pedestal as close as you can and finish. to mount the new sections to elevate the table top you may have to bolt one ring on the pedestal first then screw the others on top together then attach the original base that you removed to gain access to the pedestal. note: you will have to pre drill holes in the additional rounds for the screws to go through to attach to bolted round fastened to the octagonal section. reassemble table top . the table will look uniform like it was made originally when you see the pedestal from a distance.

  • Aline Wenig Aline Wenig on Feb 15, 2017

    Wouldn't an end post for railings be a one piece solution, they have a square at both ends to bolt the legs onto, not sure what size is needed but they may make one for you if needed, in the wood of your choice. then stain it how ever, you want.

  • John irk John irk on Feb 16, 2017

    9" inches is very high to try to extend the table and make it look right. contact a manufacturer and have a new pedestal made. I priced one once. a replacement was $80.00 probably more now, but you will be more happy in long run. there maybe a tag under the table identifying manufacture. also you can find one on internet. you could go to a local cabinet maker and have decorative blocks made for the legs. cost would probably run as high as new pedestal. using a oak stair newal post would cost half the price of a new pedestal at least not look good and you would have cost of finish material plus more bolts ect.

  • Lisa Lisa on Feb 17, 2017

    I have that exact table, except my base looks a lot wider than yours. The base column is hollow and has 4 long bolts on which the base with the runners (to slide out the two sides of the table in order to add the leaf) connects using nuts. IF your bolts are long enough, you may be able to find a comparable piece of wood, drill 4 holes for the bolts and slip it on before you put the actual base on. If your bolts are too short, you may be able to unthread them and find long with the same size and thread to replace it. Keep in mine, with 9 extra inches, that part of the base of the table top may show all the time.

    • Bonnie Bonnie on Feb 17, 2017

      Thanks Lisa but my table top is one solid piece of oak, no leafs

  • Phaedra Phaedra on Feb 19, 2017

    Try some wheels or casters on the base. This may give your height. If not you could have Home Depot cut you a slice of 4x4 to put on top the pedestal.

    Some wheels or casters have screw on plates and some have a post and you drill a hole up into the leg . Not sure how much room there is on the legs for attaching them. You can return them if they don't work out

    Heres some 6" ones but they don't lock. Nice industrial look.

    Heres what else Home Depot has

  • Bonnie Bonnie on Feb 19, 2017

    Thanks all. I will look into all the options and see what works.

  • Leilani Leilani on Aug 15, 2020

    I don't know if you've tackled this project already or have gone in a different direction, but I just found a 6" pedestal extension (8" in diameter, I believe) here:

    Just ordered it, so I'll let you know how it works out!

    • Leilani Leilani on Aug 15, 2020

      Sorry, link was deleted. I ordered it from unfinishedfurnitureexpo dot com. Just do a search for "pedestal extension" and you'll see it, part WWt7P.