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Thread: Sewing Table Ideas?

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    Senior Member kyquiltlover1942's Avatar
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    I picked up at kitchen table at Wal-mart for less than $100. Works out good. Have my Janome 11000 on it.

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    I bought a piece of plywood, sanded it and beveled the edges. Then put 2 coats of varnish and it sits on top of my
    old treadle legs. Love it. It doesn't wobble at all and looks good, too. Very cost effective. I use it for my FW.

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    Hi, My DH found an OLD teacher's desk that a local school was clearing out and snagged it for free----solid oak! After many coats of poly, he set it on table legs from a big box home store (am thinking of swapping table legs for filing cabinets at some point). I have loads of room for what I'm working on and the table was as close to free as you can get. It's so solid I think the house could fall down and the table would still be standing. Only extra thing we did was add a large Olfa mat to the top and hang pegboard on the wall where sits on for extra storage. It's great!

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    We bought an inexpensive door - covered it with 1/4" foam rubber, then covered it again with heavy muslin. It is now an ironing board plus I put my cutting boards on it. It can be put on top of 2-drawer file cabinets or whatever you have that is tall enough.

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    If you have to use plywood, you could cover it with the vinyl fleece-backed tablecloths that are inexpensive. Cover and staple underneath.

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    I got a computer desk at a consignment shop for $75.00! Score for me. It is a wood top with 3 steel legs. Wide to the left with ample room for a quilt and I can even have an ironing pad behind my machine. I love sewing/quilting now!
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    I have peel and stick tile on the top of extra thick ply wood..works great. We fixed it that wy for my daughter to practice her tap dancing years ago. Gotta love the scraps!

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    you can use a small piece of ply on the folding table, it will absorb alot of the vibration especially if the machine is over the legs on the right side. If you use plywood for the top with file cabinets or elfa drawers you can cover the board with fabric and clear vinyl or a flannel back table cloth. I now have a sewing desk that my machine fits in. But before that I used one of these which I still take to me to sewing classes. http://sewingmates.com/ The thing I like about this table is that it will fit more than one sewing machine. Since most of us tend to get more than one.
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    Just my 2 cents and probably not worth that much but I ALWAYS have an opinion!

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    I bought the one from JoAnn's when it was on sale for 1/2 price. It has a leaf that opens up to make it extra large. A swing out door that gives me space to either put a small ironing mat when piecing or an extra machine, drawers and storage. It was easy to put together and it has held up very well. I can have it with my embroidery machine going and I'll be sewing on the other side with no shaking going on. Before that I used my dinning room table and an old wood desk bought at a thrift store.

    Here's the one I got but it was at JoAnn's 1/2 price

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sullivans-...Table/19518214
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaseysmom View Post
    Hi! I have a new addiction to quilting...another story for another post. But, as a result, I will be re-doing my office into a sewing room. Yeah!! Right now I have the sewing machine on a folding table in the office - not the ideal situation. When I get the machine up to any speed the table is rockin! So, I am thinking I need something sturdy, with plenty of space on the left side, as deep as I can and with room underneath for storage. Has anyone tried the hollow door on filing cabinet method? My husband is thinking a piece of plywood for the top might also work (I'm concerned about the rough finish of plywood). Any suggestions or other features I should be thinking about? Thanks so much! My first post...so exciting!!!
    We took a folding table and used some wood for the top to stabilize it. I sanded the board and stained it. It looks great. I also can now put the plastic cabinets with the little drawers underneath it. It works out great fro me. It gave me more room for sewing and now I have storage too. The board made it stable. Without that the table vibrated too bad. This is a good way and cheap too.
    Life is SEW great!!!!!!

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