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Thread: Cutting Table Ideas

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    Several years ago my daughter bought me a cutting table from Joann's. It's 5ft long and 48"wide when set up. Has drop down sides when not in use. I think she paid about $150.00 for it. Made of pressed wood with a smooth formica like top. Has wheels so it can be used easily and it's about 36" tall. Perfect for cutting, but only can sandwich small items.

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    Thanks for the info

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    Quote Originally Posted by GagaSmith
    I'm not exactly sure what the height should be but measure the height from the floor to the top of your kitchen countertop and that should be the right height. I don't have a cutting table, use the kitchen island.
    My kitchen counter IS my cutting table. It's a 3' wide corian counter between the kitchen and dining room, and hubby bought me a nice cutting mat that fits perfectly. I think it is 5' long.

    I get exercise running from sewing/office room to kitchen/dining room.

    I guess I'm saying, if your kitchen counter seems to be the right height you could create your cutting area to the same height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GagaSmith
    I'm not exactly sure what the height should be but measure the height from the floor to the top of your kitchen countertop and that should be the right height. I don't have a cutting table, use the kitchen island.
    My kitchen counter IS my cutting table. It's a 3' wide corian counter between the kitchen and dining room, and hubby bought me a nice cutting mat that fits perfectly. I think it is 5' long.

    I get exercise running from sewing/office room to kitchen/dining room.

    I guess I'm saying, if your kitchen counter seems to be the right height you could create your cutting area to the same height.

    OOPs tried to find a way to delete 2nd post..

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    As far as using Formica, or kitchen counter material,if the cost of a new piece of coutertop is too high, if you can find a kitchen remodeling outfit, you could probably get some used coutertops for next to nothing. Just a thought...

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    My avatar shows the kitchen cabinet with twelve drawers that I bought from Ikea. The top is extended toward the back. It's great to be able to move around all sides of the table when cutting. The storage is awesome and, as are most Ikea products, it is very well made. I love it!

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    Tracey's table makes beautiful cutting tables. Here's their link if you want ideas or to purchase. They are great to work with!

    http://www.traceystables.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Val in IN
    As far as using Formica, or kitchen counter material,if the cost of a new piece of coutertop is too high, if you can find a kitchen remodeling outfit, you could probably get some used coutertops for next to nothing. Just a thought...
    I bought a kitchen counter for $30 at a yard sale. I also bought a wide on the bottom and four drawers on top file cabinent at the same place. works well! One end of the counter sits on the file cabinet and hubby mounted the other end to the wall.

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    Hi, Nancy -- I was just at Tuesday Morning yesterday and saw an awesome piece that would work terrifically for a cutting table!

    It was probably 6 inches higher than the height of a normal table. It was about 24" deep, and had two good sized drawers and two doors into cupboard that had shelves mounted to the doors as well as shelving inside. At the top, there were hinges on each side, and the top opened up with 1x2's to support the top that pulled out from the side of the unit. So the top, about 36" wide, was split in half, and opened out to make the top a full 2 yards wide.

    Don 't know if you can picture it, but it was pretty cool. However, it was about $500..... ugh!!!!! But if you have a handy DH maybe he could make it??? Good luck!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wishfulthinking
    I like the idea of using bookcases for the base. Frees up more space for fabric on your other shelves! I've bought two pretty little bookcases from Target. They are 36" tall which seems a good height. If I push them together, my smaller cutting mat fits right on top and it is usable as a cutting table now. But I have a large mat, 24" x 36" so I am looking for a top now. I'd like formica but that is probably more than I want to spend, plus I don't want to add much more height to the table.
    Try a piece of insulation. They are 4 by 8 feet and are about 1/2 inch thick and can be cut to any size. You can decide how big you want it and it will lie across your bookcases. If you think it isn't sturdy enough (sags in the middle) cut three 2 by fours the right length, lay them on the book cases, put the insulation on top and it will be sagproof. Except for the book cases, it is all very lightweight and can be stashed absolutely out of sight in the garage, in a closet or under a bed.

    Of course, it will be about 2 inches higher than it is without the additions. froggyintexas

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