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Thread: Budget Cutting Table

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    My sweetie (Keith) knew how much I wanted a cutting table, but we have a lot of needs/wants so I didn't want to spend a lot of money. I've looked all over at cutting tables, shows, craft stores, craigslist, custom, etc. Being 6'1" none of them quite fit the need for comfort as I have a degenerative issue with my back so cutting a lower height is painful & inaccurate for me.

    Well he built this for me. It's like for I can move it around with my RA. It has storage, it was economical and it's the right height! I was so excited. Here's some pics and he was sweet enough to write up how he did it, they're all pieces from Ikea just for different things :) I LOVE it!!! I can definately cut much easier, accurately & longer :)

    Here's his directions for a "jolly green giant cutting table" on a budget:

    Ikea Antonius storage units:

    $14.99 x 2 Antonius Frame
    Width: 17 3/8 " Depth: 21 1/4 " Height: 40 1/8 "

    (There is also a 27 1/2 " tall frame for those of shorter stature)
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10177630

    $20.00 x 1 Antonius Desk top
    Width: 46 7/8 " Depth: 23 5/8 " Thickness: 1 "

    (To mount this desktop you have to make your own mounting holes. We did this with the screws that came with the smaller desk top and a small drill.)

    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00104818
    $7.00 x 2 Antonius Desk top
    Width: 17 3/8 " Depth: 21 5/8 " Thickness: 5/8 "

    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60104820

    (To obtain correct mounting brackets you must purchase two of these small tops or fashion them yourself.)

    Total Cost = $69.98

    Ikea Antonius storage bins:

    $2.50 x ? Antonius Wire basket
    Width: 16 1/2 " Depth: 20 7/8 " Height: 5 7/8 "
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10177606

    $7.00 x ? Antonius Drawer 7 gal
    Width: 16 1/2 " Depth: 21 5/8 " Height: 12 5/8 "
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00177602

    $10.00 x ? Antonius Drawer 13 gal
    Width: 16 1/2 " Depth: 21 5/8 " Height: 12 5/8 "
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00177602

    Enjoy :)

    My New Cutting Table
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    How it's put together
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    Cool cutting station but I want the Kitty!:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    Cool cutting station but I want the Kitty!:)
    Thank you...that's my pumpkin baby :)

    My sweetie says...if it fits, it ships so...lol

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    You are one blessed girl. I love the table.

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    WOW! I'm bookmarking this one! That's a great hubby you got there! (and kitty)

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    wow, this is great table! So much storage...and your height. You have a sweetie for sure. You will enjoy this table for many, many years.

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    Great idea!

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    Oh! That is a cute cat! The table is nice but the cat rules:)

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    What a great cutting station. And what a sweet thing to do for you. Love the kitty.

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    he did a wonderful job

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