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Thread: Your Thoughts: Storage cabinet with drawers or storage chest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michellesews View Post
    I use what used to be a portable kitchen island for a pressing surface....it has doors and then shelves beneath and a wine rack in between. I use the wine rack to hold all things rolled up...like stabilizer, pressing cloths, tracing paper...it also has three drawers. I try to keep mostly things that deal with pressing but I also keep items I use only occasionally because it is placed in a hallway between the longarm quilt room and the sewing room. The top was stainless steel so I covered it in thick wool and then sheeting for the ironing surface. My personal opinion is that anytime you can gleand more storage space, go for it! We never have enough.
    You have a long arm room and a sewing room????!!!! You lucky!!!!!
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    There are some good ideas on here for those of us thinking outside the box. Anything that has an alternative use is a go from me.
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    Glad you're going for it. Enjoy it!

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    My kitchen has drawers and doors. I've lived with it for 26 years. Every snack. Every meal. Every time I bake. Every time I put groceries away. Every time I put dishes away. Every time I get dishes out. Drawers and doors. A serious pain but stupid me allowed the woodworker to put the dratted doors on and now I'm stuck.

    My considered recommendation: "no doors."

    Now if I understand you, correctly, the drawers fill the entire inside of the cabinet. I like "2 for 1s." How about taking the doors off, getting rid of the door problem? A cutting surface, organization possibilities galore and NO DOORS.

    I know it's possible to take doors off in a sewing room because I did. The old kitchen has 19 running feet of cabinets, top and bottom. They're doorless, top and bottom, and I've filled the shelves with folded fabric and see through plastic containers. Snitched DH's label maker and as I fill things, I label them.

    When I'm sewing, nothing is neat.

    Good luck with your organization. I love mine - in my sewing room.

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    I say go for it! Do we get to see pics-?
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    Well...I know the person who owns it but it wasn't as well-cared for as described. This teaches me that "great condition" is very variable. Great in whose eyes???

    Anyway, I decided that it was too much money for the condition as I could buy a brand new one of the same style for $100 more.

    And the more I thought about it, the more I thought the doors would be an irritant. So, now I'm looking at IKEA. They have free standing kitchen cabinets over which I can put a large countertop and still have storage. Or a couple of bookcases back to back over which I can put a counter or some such thing.

    Back to the drawing board. Thanks for the comments!

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    If its beautiful then take it if not leave it.

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    when you are planning your room, have someone measure from your elbow to the floor while comfortably standing. A good cutting height is 6" below this and a good pressing height is 3" below. As long as you aren't "making do" like many of us are, go for comfort too. Have fun!

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    Thanks Piney for the measurement.

    It spurred me to consider another alternative. Two deep 32" high bookcases back to back. My elbow measurement is 38"!! Couldn't be more perfect and less than half the price of the cabinet. And I can spring for a large cutting mat to go over the top. Plus lots of storage on the shelves.

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    That sound like something I would love to own! I usually end up with all sorts of notions on top of cutting surface.
    Good luck on your choice.
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