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post #1 of 9 Old 03-20-2016, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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Whats this pedestal design style called?

My wife has asked me to build her a round pedestal table. She sent me a basic one but after some searching I really like this style for pedestal support. However I have been unable to figure out what this style is called. I have seen it labeled an urn pedestal but searching just brings up urn and flower pots. I'm more so interested in tutorials on how to make this. But anything that can point me in the right direction will help! Thanks!
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I believe it's just called a square turned pedestal.
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that definetly pulled up a lot more results but I'm still not sure how to accomplish it. I don't see how the edges are kept square if its turned.
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Looks to me like a lot of laminated 8/4 stock bandsawn and shaped. Could have been done with something the size of an Oliver scroll saw. It also looks like its been surface treated with a skilled finish person. It could also be a cast shape made from a single pattern and then painted or finished.
If making one, there's a lot of sanding involved, that's for sure.
The center column could well be hollow for a mechanical fastening mechanism of the top.
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You can easily cut the top with a jig saw with a circle jig that you can make with plywood (like a router circle jig):

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You will need a large bandsaw

To make the pedestal feet you will need a large capacity bandsaw. This video shows cutting similiar ones at around and using a router table with both types of pattern bits:




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The center column would be made in a similiar fashion.

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If you have a radial arm saw, you might put a dado blade or a molding cutter on it and make multiple cross cuts removing most of the material. Then use chisels and sanders to finish the shape.
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Definitely band saw territory. Not quite as big, similar approach:
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I would think you need both a capable bandsaw and a large router or shaper. Draw up the profile of the center post and divide it into sections to make on one or the other from blanks that are glued up with miters to have edge or face grain showing on all four sides. Stack up the parts and glue them together, perhaps with a few dowels where necessary on end grain parts. Feet are cut on bandsaw. A full size drawing would likely be easier to work from.

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