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I bought a used round wooden oak table with a pedestal base. The problem is that when I bought it the top was not attached and when I got it home I cannot figure out hoe to attach it. The owner later tells me he has no screws to attach it and the holes seems to be for bolts or something.
The plywood in the picture is attached to the pedestal with 4 long bolts coming out but these bolts don't line up with anything on the top.

Dont know what to look for???

Hi Gail, sorry about the late reply, I did not get a notification of your pending question for some reason...are you absolutely sure they are a match?? It doesn't sound like it to , obviously, the method of attachment should match on both pieces, and be pretty obvious.It's possible that parts are missing, and there was another mounting it around 30" high from the floor when assembled? You're going to have to remove the existing bolts and drill some new screw holes with proper screws to attach it if it is.If it's not and say, a couple of inches's likely that parts are missing.... you'll need to evaluate it and carefully decide and mark where new screw holes  will go, or build it up with additional pieces. If this is outside your comfort zone, you'll need to find a handy person with the knowledge and confidence to do it...or guide you. Wish I could be more help from here- post back if need be- regards- Greg

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Questions on Woodworking, wood finishing and refinishing of all kinds, repairing furniture and wooden objects, Architectural details, Woodturning, carving, tool usage, product usage, some chemistry as it applies to woodworking and related interests,cabinet making and furniture construction/design, etc. I have experience with all manners of colorants, finishes, paints, stains, dyes, glazes, and coatings, wood species recognition and usage,tool recommendations, blade types and recommendation,techniques and methods for many Woodworking related issues, etc.


Fine furniture restorer and cabinet maker for over 30 years,serving high end Antique dealers, Interior designers, Collectors in the CT area. Consulting for area Painting/Decorating and Building contractors on non painting issues..(staining, wood prep.,clear finishing, floor restoration and architectural detail restoration and repair, etc.) Sold, built, serviced, setup Home, Industrial, and Commercial stationary woodworking tools for a major tool retailer in CT. for three years, sold hand and power tools , provided knowledge, parts replacement, service, and on site service, Trade show Demo, and training as well.

Published in Fine Woodworking Magazine (12/97), included on Fine Woodworkings first "Best of Fine Woodworking" CD-ROM (2002) ...("27 year compilation of expert know-how")

Art School at Silvermine Guild in Norwalk, CT., 9 year apprenticeship in a European run Cabinet and Restoration shop in CT., various classes on subjects having to do with the field. Seminars from major Tool manufacturers, Skil/Bosch, Delta, Powermatic, Ritter, Porter cable, Milwaukee, Dewalt/B&Decker, Performax.

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Many varied clients including work on Martha Stewarts' Westport, CT. show house, many fine Antique dealers and private collectors in and around Fairfield County and in Woodbury, CT. (the Antiques capital of CT.), Golden Age of Trucking Museum,Consulting for area Painting/Decorating and Building contractors on non painting issues..(staining, wood prep.,clear finishing, floor restoration and architectural detail restoration and repair, etc.), local Museums and Historical Societies. For the last two years I have been employed with Schwenke Auctioneers Inc.- Woodbury Auction LLC., as a staff photographer,IT tech,and doing restoration and repair work as well.

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