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Thread: Sewing Table Ideas?

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    Senior Member kaelynangelfoot's Avatar
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    Dec 2012
    Here is what I did:

    Took a student desk and made a flat surface using insulation foam board and made an L-shaped surface with a thrift store dining room table, all set on bed risers to make it counter height. I can cut on one table, rotate, and sew on the sewing table. I love it. Also, I just picked up a miniature ironing board for my table.
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    Nov 2012
    We made my sewing tables out of 3/4" mdf for the tops and balusters for legs. I painted everything with a semi-gloss white. You could also look into using hollow-core doors and putting legs on them. I did that for a desk. I'll find the pics and try posting them here.

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    Super Member slk350's Avatar
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    Jul 2010
    Ft. Myers, FL
    I checked out the Walmart sewing table link, it's the same one I got my daughter last summer. I found it on CL and paid only $40 for it. Great for her, she is just learning to sew and quilt.

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    Super Member miss_ticky2's Avatar
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    May 2010
    Gold Coast, Australia
    I know many of you have seen pictures of my table before but here it is again for those who are still looking for ideas. I'm really happy with it.
    Hubby Modified a table for my Horizon :)
    Blessings from Janice

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    Senior Member Little RoO's Avatar
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    Jan 2011
    England. UK
    Hi....I needed a sewing area that we could take apart really quick to pull out a bed when guests came to stay. I wanted something that was really strong but fairly cheap.....have to say ikea was the place, bought the cupboards, and just have the table top (also ikea) resting on the top....it has been a brilliant solution.
    The photo was taken two years ago when. We were just sorting the room.......never been that tidy again
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    Member jslovak's Avatar
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    Mar 2011
    Bath, NY
    I bought a banquet table from Sam's Club (little over 6' long and not very expensive); Hubby cut a hole on the right side, put metal straps underneath so my machine sits right down in it flush with the top of the table. I have a ton of space to my left for big projects as well as space to stack some boxes with thread, etc in them.

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    Mar 2012
    Southeast Georgia
    I use old teacher's desks. The school system here had a yard sale and sold tons of desks for $5. My daughter works for the Board of Education, so they let us go in the day before the sale. I got 3 glorious, vintagy wooden desks for a total of $15. I only had to refinish one of them. My dad cut a hold in one of them for a machine, but I've left the other 2 as is for my FWs, Spartan and a couple of 15 clones.

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    Member FiBurGerl's Avatar
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    Feb 2012
    I have six tables in my studio, two for regular sewing machines and one came with my sit down quilting machine. One of the sewing tables is a very sturdy, adjustable with a cutout for the machine. It was purchased at Sears and very inexpensive - a fantastic little table. My Mister and I made the other sewing table (see photos). It is a 24" x 48" x 3/4" melamine board (recycled from another project). Mister made a drop down cutout so the machine would set down level with the table top (I use a Supreme Slider mat where the machine and the table meet). We used the the Sears table as a guide for where the cutout would be. Purchased four IKEA legs and using an adjustable chair it all works great. Keep in mind you will want comfortable leg room between the bottom of the machine shelf and the chair. The table backs up against my painting table so I covered the sewing table with white contact paper for easy clean up or replacement when I've been fabric painting. Also, by having the tables abut each other it allows support for large sewing/quilting projects and a larger area for painting. I hope this helps.Name:  sewing table 1.jpg
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    Jan 2013
    central Minnesota
    When I took over one of the bedrooms in the house, my son the carpenter attatched a door to the wall for my sewing table. It butts up against a dresser that I use for fabric storage. He drilled a hole in it for the cords to go through. It works great. On top of the dresser is my cutting board. So I have everything close and convenient. I love my sewing room.

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    Nov 2012
    northern lower Michigan
    I started out with an old computer desk. Perfect height lots of space on top and storage.

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