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Thread: Sewing Table Ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramie bj View Post
    . he cut a hole in the top so my machine sits leavel with the plywood. .
    What's holding the machine level with the table top? Did he buy something already made up (like a bracket) or did he think of a cleveer solution?

    Pictures would help if you have time.

    I'd LOVE to have a larger level sewing area. Thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinghere View Post
    What's holding the machine level with the table top? Did he buy something already made up (like a bracket) or did he think of a cleveer solution?

    Pictures would help if you have time.

    I'd LOVE to have a larger level sewing area. Thank you
    I would love to post pictures but can't seam to get them to post. Best way to discribe it is he made a droped shelf attached to the bottom of the table.

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    You can also use a sheet of MDF, instead of the plywood. MDF is heavier but can be sanded much more smoothly, then painted.

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    Here is what my FIL did for me, on pg. 3 (last on there anyway lol) I actually posted how he did if for the set in insert.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/pictures-f5/2in1-fmq-info-help-kitchen-table-insert-made-into-sewing-table-insert-t189626.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl View Post
    What about this, I hear a few people on the board have said they have this table and they like it, it seems relatively inexpensive
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sauder-Sew...ishes/15690337
    Thanks for posting this link. I had not really seen this but I like it. My sewing room/office is already too full but I also like to sew in the living room but hate the messy look with folding table and machine just sitting out. This would be an attractive piece of furniture when not in use. I might just order it myself!!

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    I got my tables at Ikea. it was perfect because you can get the sizes you need to fit your area and they have different options to put under, draws, shelves, cabinet
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    You can get a better grade of plywood that is smoother. I've been quilting for 10 years and I now have a Horn table that my sewing machine sets into. I like it a lot. However, my sewing room has evolved over those 10 years. I started sewing on a desk in our guest room, graduated to a drafting table that my husband cut out the center for my machine and then finally the Horn. I actually think the door or plywood would be a good and inexpensive solution.

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    Thanks everyone for your ideas! Although I would love to find an old table and repurpose it, I have to move on the re-do of this room while I have the window of opportunity with DH, family schedule, etc. I think we will look at MDF tops and something to go underneath. But perhaps a field trip to Ikea might be fun! I will keep you posted!

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    I repurposed an office desk that I found on craigslist. If money allows, you might try a Lowes or Home Depot or a local countertop shop and have a laminate countertop made to your size. You can buy pre-made countertops, but they will have a backsplash, which I would not want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramie bj View Post
    My DH made my sewing table out of plywood, router edges, round off corners, sand well, use 3-4 coats varathan, then Min Wax for furnature. It is just the right heigth. he cut a hole in the top so my machine sits leavel with the plywood. have lots of storage under left side. The furnature wax helps fabric slide easy.
    would love to see a picture of that

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