After 1.5 years of cutting my fabrics on the dining room table I saw the idea of using two Ikea bookcase for a work table. So my DH and I set out to Ikea and bought the bookcases and the little colored containers that fit inside. They are full of fabric and are really fun! He made me a melamine top and put rubber (not foam) weather stripping (1/16 inch) under the melamine so the top does not slide around.
We then made an ironing board and design wall. The ironing board is made from plywood, batting and a canvas drop cloth from Home Depot. We spray glued the batting to the plywood (I used to layers of batting with spray glue between each layer) and used a staple gun to fasten the canvas top on. It works great and fits on my new work table.
The design wall is 3/4 inch insulation and we again used batting and the spay glue. I originally selected the insulation so I could pin the pieces on and discovered that the pieces stick to the batting without pins!
The room is REALLY small - only 9X11 feet but feels much larger now that I do not have to have my ironing board out. What a wonderful husband I have!!