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Thread: My dual purpose cutting table

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    My sewing room doubles as a guest room, so I need to make the most of the space. My solution was to buy an Ikea Hemnes trundle day bed (twin size but pulls out to be a full king). I got mine from the as-is section for 40% off, which made it about $200 for a very useful piece of furniture.

    A hollow core door ($20 unfinished) fits perfectly on top of the side rails of the bed, making a large cutting table. For me, it's exactly the right height ergonomically for cutting, though I'm tall, so for some people this will be too high.

    When the room is in quilting mode, I can store extra fabric, batting, and WIP on the bed, below the cutting surface.

    When used as a bed, I stash the hollow core door in the closet -- it's very light weight and easy enough to move.

    The bed also has full drawers underneath, which are still full functioning drawers when it's pulled out into king size. I use these drawers for fabric storage, of course.

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    clever! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Necessity is the mother of invention and you seem to have invented a perfect solution. Looks nice, too. And I love the view out of the window.

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    I love your creativity! :D:D:D

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    Brilliant idea! :thumbup:

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    Very inventive!! I like ideas like this!! Thanks for sharing!! :D

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    I am totally impressed!! :thumbup: I have been setting up my guest bedroom as a sewing room, too, and have been disappointed that due to lack of room I would have to do my cutting in the dining room. BUT...you just might have given me the solution. I have a daybed in the room and I will be investigating whether the hollow door idea will work for me, too! Keeping my fingers crossed...thanks!!!!

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    Good idea...

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    I am building a new sewing room right now. I was thinking about putting in a Murphy Bed. I could pull it down from the wall when I need it for guest or to lay out a quilt. I think I could put a shelf on the wall side, and that would be the foot of the bed.

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    Pretty clever.

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