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Thread: Please share your Homemade/repurposed sewing tables!

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    Please share your Homemade/repurposed sewing tables!

    I would love to see your homemade or repurposed sewing tables! Bonus points if the machine is recessed into it. I really need a lower table for sewing at, and of course a recessed machine would be quite handy. But as always I'm in a budget so a several hundred dollar table is no where in my future. My hubby is handy so I am going to have him rime something up from home depot parts or a thrift store find. Show me yours!

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    My DH is in the process of making me a table to recess one of my sewing machines. As yet, it is not finished and I do not have photos yet. Like me in quilting, he has lots of segmented wood bowls he is designing and has in progress so not sure when the table will be done. He is just using hardware from Home Depot and wood. Will post when he gets it done but it may be a while.

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    Son 1 did a remodel on a desk I got from Craigslist for $15 bucks. He used a Dremel Trio to cut and do part of the sanding.

    I lost the center drawer and the top right drawer because of the machine setting down in the desk. He screwed a piece of wood across the end on the inside and use a board to support the machine. There's a small stack of wood in the center drawer screwed down to the drawer to support that end of the machine.

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    This is an inexpensive, non-permanent, easy DIY solution - watch both parts (the 2nd deals with FMQ/large quilts), probably costing under $50, and no power tools required.

    Part 1:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g14govA4pIM


    Part 2:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAS25v3ZTk0


    This was posted in an earlier thread on the same subject - look at the ALL that room to the left and back of the machine - just cut the whole and built a box for the machine.
    Sewing machine tables

    Depends on the amount of space you have to put a table, and whether it can stay out permanently or has to/can be put away at times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS View Post
    This is an inexpensive, non-permanent, easy DIY solution - watch both parts (the 2nd deals with FMQ/large quilts), probably costing under $50, and no power tools required.

    Part 1:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g14govA4pIM


    Part 2:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAS25v3ZTk0


    This was posted in an earlier thread on the same subject - look at the ALL that room to the left and back of the machine - just cut the whole and built a box for the machine.
    Sewing machine tables

    Depends on the amount of space you have to put a table, and whether it can stay out permanently or has to/can be put away at times.
    My problem with that is, I'm short. With the machine on top of the table I ended up sewing with my shoulders hunched up because my hands weren't level with the sewing surface. Lowering my machine has really made a difference in how long I can sew at that machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    My problem with that is, I'm short. With the machine on top of the table I ended up sewing with my shoulders hunched up because my hands weren't level with the sewing surface. Lowering my machine has really made a difference in how long I can sew at that machine.

    We all need to do what works for ourselves ... and our body!

    I can hunch up my shoulders so easily too ... even with my sewing machine recessed. My solution was an adjustable drafting chair which lets me sit a little higher than normal, and keeps my shoulders down in place better.

    Of course, if you are short, sitting higher, may not work for your foot to touch the pedal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Of course, if you are short, sitting higher, may not work for your foot to touch the pedal.
    That's my problem. My machine sets on my dining room table & I use the dining room chair. A cushion and an Isometics blow-up cushion raise me high enough so I don't hunch my shoulders & can still reach the foot pedal.

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    Got two old computer desk ( is what I call them) from thrift store with a recessed place where key board went. This makes my machine even with table top. They are square about 4ft. by 4ft. and the two of them together makes for plenty of room for quilt to left of one. So now have 2 machines set up.
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    My hubby modified a dining table for me. I've shared it before...here's the link again. There's more pics on page 5.

    Hubby Modified a table for my Horizon :)

    I absolutely love sewing at this table
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    My son used pieces we bought at Home Depot and he made me this table. I had to add PVC pipe to the bottom of the legs to make it just the right height for me.
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