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Old 05-27-2013, 01:33 PM
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I cut on my dining table which is at the far end of my apartment from where I sew. I'm thinking about redoing the sewing room and getting a table. I need something pretty small and very simple - it doesn't need a lot of storage or anything, just a steady surface. I'd prefer it to be fairly tall - 4 feet? Any ideas. Google is failing me on this one.
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Oh, and not too expensive!
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You might find something under butcher block/kitchen island/microwave cart? I know some moveable kitchen islands have locking wheels but I have no idea of prices. Check out Ikea?
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get a couple of 3 shelf bookcases and a door from the home center ..storage and cutting top..
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You might find something under butcher block/kitchen island/microwave cart? I know some moveable kitchen islands have locking wheels but I have no idea of prices. Check out Ikea?
This is what I have and it does have the locking wheels. I bought it at a local expanded grocery store. I love it. It also folds up for when not in use and is then only about 5" wide. However, I don't really ever fold it up anymore. I put baskets on the shelves to hold my projects.
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I use an old desk from the thrift store, up on bed risers. With a piece of plywood cut bigger than my mat for the top. Here is a picture. I have an old dresser underneath. works well for me, when I get the bed out of the room, I will increase the plywood and get the largest mat. Here are a couple of pics.
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Just my luck - the Ikea website is crashed! Just when I want to shop!
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That's nice!

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I use an old desk from the thrift store, up on bed risers. With a piece of plywood cut bigger than my mat for the top. Here is a picture. I have an old dresser underneath. works well for me, when I get the bed out of the room, I will increase the plywood and get the largest mat. Here are a couple of pics.
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I use 3/4" thick plywood (4' X 8') cut in half the long way making it 2' X 8" and place it on various items. I have two Sauder tables that I use and then behind the sofa in den I stack tubs in sets of two, each set spaced at appropriate distance, place a 2X8 plywood on them and cover with fabric and clear plastic for a work surface to set together puzzles or place a sewing machine or whatever. BTW, the tubs hold fabric or quilt projects, batting. I am a believer in using what you have, when possible.
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I used a 50% off coupon at Joanns and got the table that has leaves that will fold up or down as needed.
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