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Thread: Kitchen cart for cutting area

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    Kitchen cart for cutting area

    I'm getting tired of having all my sewing stuff out on my dining room table, so I think I'm going to put together a sewing area in one of my guest rooms. I've seen a couple of suggestions about using a kitchen cart on wheels for a cutting area. I've looked at a couple online & like the ones that have some storage underneath. I like the idea of using wheels so I can move it around the space and get to the other side more easily when needed. Any suggestions?

    Here are two I found online. The second one is a really good price, but is slightly smaller. Both have drop leafs that make them a bit bigger for quilt assembly. What do you think?

    http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden...PCR&cid=214410

    http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden...PCR&cid=214410

    Thanks for any suggetions! I was going to combine this with a small/medium desk to put my machine on & then some form of additional storage. It's not a huge room.

    Dana

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    Go to Kmart or Walmart- buy those 6 cube or 9 cube storage units, depending on size of room, put them on wheels, there are pictures on here under mission organization of how members put them together and added a larger top & wheels to move around. Lots cheaper than those you have listed. Name:  cutting table.jpg
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Size:  1.47 MBYou can make it smaller if needed or larger if you want. Storage in the middle if you do the second one.

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    My only suggestion if you go with either of those carts....make sure the wheels lock. You don't want to pressing down while cutting something and have the cart squirt out from under you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJ Quilter View Post
    My only suggestion if you go with either of those carts....make sure the wheels lock. You don't want to pressing down while cutting something and have the cart squirt out from under you!
    My sentiments exactly - no matter what you do make sure you have wheels that lock. I like the idea of the cubes/bookcases. I have a friend who got the trestle legs (with shelf) and then a top very reasonable at Ikea. The trestle legs are cool because you can adjust the height and if you need to move it out of the way for some reason take the top off lean it against a wall and take the legs out to the garage.

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    Those are nice. And you really need to be sure the wheels lock. I really like the one with the towel rack on one end and the shelf on the other. (Thinking about hanging those strips as they are cut and a place to set those tools out of the way.)

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    How tall are you? There is a five inch height difference in the two cabinets. I am not too tall but have long legs and like a tall cabinet. My son built mine. Lovely boy!

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    We bought discontinued base cabinets for a kitchen, one had a door the other drawers and put a piece of counter top on them, perfect height.

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    When we renovated our bath we saved the bathroom vanity and added a top to it along with 2 additional split leaves on a piano hinge with removable legs. Topped it off with a laminate cover. Total cost was about $50.00. It works great. So if your DH is handy you might try looking on Craigslist for a vanity that some is wanting to get rid of.
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    Some really good ideas here, going to keep an eye on this thread!!
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    No matter which way you go, purchase or hand-mde, get the bigger top!
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