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    My cutting table & quilt shelf/design wall

    I've been waiting to post these pics when my sewing room was cleaned and organized. Needless to say that hasn't happened yet.

    The cutting table is made from two 24x60 unfinished base cabinets. We joined them back-to-back and made drawers for the false fronts. We made two drawers in each of the centers. Every drawer had to measured and built exact because the cabinets though the same, didn't measure the same. The top and sides were finished with Birch plywood and trimmed out with 1x2 birch wood. The cabinet has white pickled stain with a satin varnish. The cabinet is supported with eight 4" round bun feet (felt bottomed) so I can move it if needed. The overall finished cabinet is 48x60 and 37" tall (I'm 5'8" so it's the perfect height for me).

    The quilt shelf is made from 1"x8" by 8 ft. long Birch wood. Trimmed out with wood molding. The rod is a wooden curtain rod and can be removed to add the felt design wall. The shelf is level (camera operator error) just doesn't look like it. The shelf is also white pickled stain with satin varnish.

    We made these in August when it was so hot you couldn't breathe so it took us a lot longer than it should. Not that we will be making any more.
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    wow....some one has a handy hubby........wonderful finished table....
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    love the table, you are a lucky lady

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    That is a super nice cutting table. Nice work. Enjoy.

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    VERY nice!

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    ​Really nice table and storage unit!

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    That is a great table! I am nearly 5'8" and the height of the kitchen counters IS perfect for us. I'm sure you'll enjoy your table every time you use it. Thanks for sharing.

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    Sigh.
    I have a bad case of storage envy.

    Snazzy looking cabinet.

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    When I used the word "WE" I really did mean both of us. I did all of the measuring and most of the cutting. Of course it took both of us to cut some of the large cuts. My DH did do all of the sanding and staining because of my asthma. If I had done it, the inside would have been stained (can't have everything).
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    It looks really wonderful and I am sure you will use it often!
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    Wow! Very nice! Wish I had one, actually, I wish I had a sewing room. I use the dining room table and a roll around 3 drawer unit.

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    Very impressive
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    [QUOTE=MTS;5614196]Sigh.
    I have a bad case of storage envy.

    Me too - thou shalt not envy thy fellow quilters storage unit
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    Well, as much as I love your cutting/storage table, I REALLY like your quilt shelf! I just tacked my vinyl tablecloth backing to my wall for my design wall. Your idea would've been much more professional looking!! Never thought that I could've glued/stapled the felt backing material to the rod & just rolled it up when not in use. You've given me an idea to think about!! DH always hates it when I get a new idea!!! LOL

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    Well, I'm jealous! It looks perfect.
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    How handy! Lots of room and looks good too! You have to be very pleased. The quilt shelf looks equally handy. Now you can sit back and enjoy each....or, rather, you can quilt and enjoy each!!

    Dina

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    I love it!!! So much great storage room.....
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    Wow!! Love it!!

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    Very nice - you both should be very proud. What a wonderful cutting table.
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    really nice table. Nice hubby
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    That looks so nice and very functional! What a great DH. Mine is Dear but not handy at all. He's strickly a "people" person. He does help with what he can. Enjoy your new space!!

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    Very nice work
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    wonderful idea

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    I'm a tad jealous... but excited for you! your DH appears to have done a wonderful job on the cabinet. Happy cutting.

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    That is a super looking table and storage

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