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Thread: Jo Ann's hobby table

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    I have had mine for several years. My problem is I am 5'9" tall and the table was supposed to be 36" high and mine is only 34 1/2 high. Wish I could replace it but with my age (82) would I ever wear it out?? LOL

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    I have one too, and mine is also on carpet, and it has breaks. it's not wobbley at all. I bought mine a long time ago, before there the coupons were popular with Joanne's, but I did get it at 50% off. Someone said maybe it's the new ones that are more wobbly than they used to be.

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    Mine was wobbly as well. I finally bought the white quilting table they offer, white with a fold out shelf plus it has drawers. I thought the top of that was a cutting mat since it's all ruled out like one but it isn't. I was disappointed that my large cutting mat is too big for it but still, it's so much more secure then the fold up one and this one does fold into a compact little unit when needed.

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    Mine too was extremely wobbly - impossible to cut fabric on it. We inspected it over and over and all seemed intact. One day a friend was over and asked him to take a look. With his eagle eyes he discovered the welded joints were cracked. Just so happened that the next week we were having a new iron gate installed and I spotted that the guys were doing some welding. Aha! I asked them if they could fix my table. Sure can! Its been fine ever since several years ago. Takes some real close looking to see the problem and in a place I never suspected.

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    Have two and just love them. Fold away until needed! Sorry yours has the wobbles
    If you don't work on it you'll never finish it.

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    I hsave had mine for years, and I love it, most of the time I only use half of it because of room limitations but other than moving it with things on it , it is great, I is probably just a bad one and I am sure they will make it good, they want your business.
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    I've got 2 of them side by side so I have a big work area. I've never had any problems. They are on carpet. I've had them several years so maybe the older ones are more stable.

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    I bought one years ago and it's great! They may have changed over the years to a cheaper style.
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    I've had mine for years, also, and it has gotten wobbly over the years. My husband has tried to tighten everything he can, but no real improvement. I still love it though--it's so convenient to be able to fold it up or open it out and on wheels I can move it easily wherever needed. It's also really handy when ironing large pieces of fabric to add the ironing pad they sell that fits it. I, too, use it for my Christmas wrapping station. It's just the right height for all kinds of projects.

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    I have one & love it, so much so that I would like a second one. It sets on carpet, the legs swing out. I also did buy 4 legs (the spindels that are used on stair railing) to put on the corners so that there isn't too much weight on it. Not only that I moved it acrose the country.

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    I have had the same or similar table for 12 years and I love it, the only problem I have is one of my castors falls out guess I prefer pushing it in to making it per infant.... I leave mine set up all the time and love it...

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    I've had one for several years. I used it as a cutting table until I had my brother custom build a cutting table that was higher and bigger. The JoAnn's table was too low, so I had it sitting on bed risers. Don't know if that created some stability, but I didn't have any problems with it being wobbly. I still use it as a planning table for quilt projects, and it is an awesome Christmas wrapping station! I can just move it out into the rec room and wrap away...
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    Mine has just recently began to be wobbly. I've had it for a couple of years. I am going to turn it over and tighten the legs to see if that will help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digitizingqueen View Post
    I have had the same or similar table for 12 years and I love it, the only problem I have is one of my castors falls out guess I prefer pushing it in to making it per infant.... I leave mine set up all the time and love it...
    Marcia:

    I've had mine for about the same amount of time and the wheels on my screw in rather than just push in. DH had to turn mine upside down as it had become wobbly and it was because the castors were just about all unscrewed in it and after he tightly screwed all of the castors back into the legs its fine to go another 12 years except now we know we have to check the castors on it every now and them, especially if I have been moving it around the house.

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    I have had mine for a long time and never have had one bit of trouble with it...I keep one side up all the time...just love it...

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