I've decided to just live with it. I've rigged up an extension table-kind of thing so I can quilt. The side desk is too close to the other desk to put the sewing machine there and sit under the needle. The legs can't be cut. I'm glad we didn't cut into the desk top, because we'd have the same problems I had with the one we rigged up yesterday (which is mostly due to the sewing machine design). Thanks to everyone's suggestions! They were all good, just not practical or pertaining to me!