What is the difference between shoku, dai, taku and kadai?

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Look at this linguistic gem I just found on Japanese bonsai shop website:

盆栽卓.jpg --> 盆栽卓
First two = bonsai, but how to pronounce last character: taku or shoku?

romajidesu offers both variants.

google results:

"盆栽台" (bonsai dai) - 95900
"盆栽卓" (bonsai taku/shoku) - 43
 
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Per the online Japanese dictionary by Jim Breen,
a 台 (dai) or 台座 (daiza) is a stand or pedestal.
卓 There are two readings for this character, Shoku and Taku.
Taku is also used as a counter for Tables.
根卓 Netaku is a root stand.
架台 Kadai is a stand, frame or Abutment.

Your first character for 職 shoku is unrelated to tables and stands. It is a character for Job, employment or work....
Although the reading is the same in Romanized form (shoku) it is not the character for table.