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Thread: Sewing Table Height

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    I have been researching the height of sewing tables. I'm so confused. I have one of those plastic tables you can get at Costco/Sam's etc. It's starting to bother my shoulders and I want my DH to cut some of the legs off to lower it. What height should a table be? There is no cut-out in the table to put the machine in. I've already bought a computer chair but the table does need to be lowered.

    Thank you for your help in advance,
    Mish :0)

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    here is a link, scroll down and it talks about what height should be

    http://aces.nmsu.edu/pubs/_g/g-412.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    here is a link, scroll down and it talks about what height should be

    http://aces.nmsu.edu/pubs/_g/g-412.html
    Than k you craftybear....Now...I'm trying to get the hubby off of the couch and get some honey do's done for me....LOL He's been sleeping all day, so he should be rested.

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    It may be easier to raise the height of your chair than to lift hubby off the couch. It's the relationship between your seat and your hands that counts, not how high things are off the floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider
    It may be easier to raise the height of your chair than to lift hubby off the couch. It's the relationship between your seat and your hands that counts, not how high things are off the floor.
    LOL...Hubby got off the couch and cut the legs 2" shorter for me. I laugh at the table now because it looks miniature. So, after dinner I'll try it out. I did get a new chair and it's uncomfortable at the highest seating.

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    Great link, craftybear.

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    Tried it out for a little while. I think it's gonna work. YAY!! Now if I can just get him to put holes in the walls so that I can put up a picture a friend gave me of an antique singer sewing machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MISHNJIM
    Tried it out for a little while. I think it's gonna work. YAY!! Now if I can just get him to put holes in the walls so that I can put up a picture a friend gave me of an antique singer sewing machine.
    I find that my husband becomes very helpful when he sees me wlaking around the house with screws and my rechargable drill - just a thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNEC
    Quote Originally Posted by MISHNJIM
    Tried it out for a little while. I think it's gonna work. YAY!! Now if I can just get him to put holes in the walls so that I can put up a picture a friend gave me of an antique singer sewing machine.
    I find that my husband becomes very helpful when he sees me wlaking around the house with screws and my rechargable drill - just a thought
    LOL....I'll have to try that.

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    Height of work surface should be so that your arms/shoulders are at right angle with your body with hands resting on table or better still machine. Same principle as computer/keyboard.

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