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    Quote Originally Posted by copycat View Post
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sullivans-...Specifications

    The link has the Sullivans Adjustable Home Hobby Table listed at Walmart for $229.99 today.
    I like the fact the height can be adjusted from 29'' to 38''. I like the shelves in the middle to store rulers, etc.
    I would use it to cut fabric as well as move it by my sewing machine when quilting space is needed behind my sewing machine. It ships free to the house.

    The one review gave it 5 stars. Has anyone used this table before. I appreciate your help. Thanks
    I agree with everything you stated. The table looks like it has good support on each side. Ou could return it to Walmart if you don't like it.

    Not knowing if you have a budget range but have you considered looking at mobile kitchen islands? I brought mine to my sewing room after we remodeled our kitchen. It is the right height and it is on wheels, has storage shelves behind doors. I love my island. There are so many to choose from these days.

    Based on a 5-star review, give the walmart table a try.

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    Like alot of others here I have the one from JoAnns. It does not have the shelves, or is it adjustable. Mine is very great, and I love that it folds up. I would not put my sewing machine on it, though. Wal Mart is super good on returns and I think if its what you want, and can afford the table, go for it.
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    hmmmm embarrassed to say I'm still using the dining room table....I'll be checking Craig's list today myself, but not ruling out that one.

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    I own one from Walmart just like this. First, I thought about buying a kitchen island with a fold up flap, but it wasn't sturdy. This is made for just what you want. If you don't like it, Walmart has a 30 day return policy - no questions asked. I try not to shop there, but I have to because that is all we have in our small town. I bought this table and have been very happy with it. I raise and lower the side of the table. It's very sturdy. I love the shelves. I keep tubs of fabric on them. I also have 2 long tables that my 23x70" cutting board sits on, so I put my smaller cutting board on this. I love the adjustable height option. You can find one 'like' it for less, but not the same one for less. I would go for it. I am very happy with mine. Lots of room. It adds so much to my sewing room!
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    Thanks for the link that reviewed the table. It is expensive because it has been made sturdy with the heavy steel frame and shelving. There is another table that is newer with 2 large drawers vs. shelves and it is wood grain.
    It is not adjustable. I will have to check on the cost and where it is sold.

    I appreciate all the great ideas from all.

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    Thank you so much for giving me your comments on your experience with actual use of this table. Sturdy is what I want. There is a new table out by Sullivan on their website that replaces the shelves with 2 large drawers. The height is now adjustable on this one. One ? for you please:

    Do you find it easy to adjust the height? Do you need tools? Thanks again for your help. Copycat

    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    I own one from Walmart just like this. First, I thought about buying a kitchen island with a fold up flap, but it wasn't sturdy. This is made for just what you want. If you don't like it, Walmart has a 30 day return policy - no questions asked. I try not to shop there, but I have to because that is all we have in our small town. I bought this table and have been very happy with it. I raise and lower the side of the table. It's very sturdy. I love the shelves. I keep tubs of fabric on them. I also have 2 long tables that my 23x70" cutting board sits on, so I put my smaller cutting board on this. I love the adjustable height option. You can find one 'like' it for less, but not the same one for less. I would go for it. I am very happy with mine. Lots of room. It adds so much to my sewing room!

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    I've recently been buying furniture at Walmart for my sewing space and have been very happy. A table that size is invaluable for sandwiching. I have one that was purchased at an estate sale but it is hardwood on the bottom. My husband made shelves for the center. It is sturdy and one of the only things that survived the flood -- except for the shelves. How sturdy do you need it to be? Are you going to sit on it? No. You'll cut fabric on it and you'll sandwich. IMHO, go for it!
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    Thanks Sandy for the kitchen island idea. The room I am making into a sewing room will also be a guest room with a sleeper sofa so space is limited, therefore I need a table that folds down to smaller size.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sandygirl View Post
    I agree with everything you stated. The table looks like it has good support on each side. Ou could return it to Walmart if you don't like it.

    Not knowing if you have a budget range but have you considered looking at mobile kitchen islands? I brought mine to my sewing room after we remodeled our kitchen. It is the right height and it is on wheels, has storage shelves behind doors. I love my island. There are so many to choose from these days.

    Based on a 5-star review, give the walmart table a try.

    Sandy,

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    No, I don't plan to sew at this table, although it will adjust to sewing level.
    Wow, now you gave me an idea..... I could have a sewing party in my sewing room with this table and it will seat several sewers. I am leaning toward trying it out since there is the 30 day return policy. Thanks again for your help.

    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    I've recently been buying furniture at Walmart for my sewing space and have been very happy. A table that size is invaluable for sandwiching. I have one that was purchased at an estate sale but it is hardwood on the bottom. My husband made shelves for the center. It is sturdy and one of the only things that survived the flood -- except for the shelves. How sturdy do you need it to be? Are you going to sit on it? No. You'll cut fabric on it and you'll sandwich. IMHO, go for it!

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    Thanks for your idea of putting a seasonal quilt over the folded up size table. Also, I will check out the tables at Hancocks.
    Quote Originally Posted by suern3 View Post
    I got my cutting table at Hancock about 3 years ago. It folds up like the one pictured, but instead of shelves it has drawers on both sides of the table which I really like. I don't remember the exact price but it was on sale, under $100. I have to set it up in my living room so really like how it folds up. I can just push it against the wall and then put a small seasonal quilt on top when I have to. It doesn't seem flimsy to me. Hard to move on carpet eventhough it has casters. The adjustable height feature on yours sounds good. We each just have to decide which features are the most important. Maybe you live somewhere where you don't have access to Hancocks, etc. and the free shipping is then really important. Good luck with your decision.

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    I also am using the living room table for cutting. Due to space I saw this folded version that would be in my guest/sewing room.

    There are more table choices to view at www.sullivans.net/usa/ There are lots of sewing/quilting table choices to view.

    Quote Originally Posted by bigredharley View Post
    hmmmm embarrassed to say I'm still using the dining room table....I'll be checking Craig's list today myself, but not ruling out that one.

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    I had the one without the shelves underneath and got it from JoAnne's. I found it a bit flimsy for me plus the table wasn't as level as I'd like. For that much money, I'd want to be sure it was completely level all the way across plus didn't wiggle as the one I had. It worked for the moment as I was in the process of selling my home and needed something temporary. I gave it to a friend who didn't have any cutting surface. I made my own cutting/craft table out of two bottom cabinets and a 3/4" piece of plywood, attached with "L" brackets. Added a shelf underneath that gave me lots of storage room for totes.

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    I have one from JoAnns without the shelves. It is too wobbly for cutting. At this point, I just put a leaf up when I need extra horizontal surfaces for laying out fabrics. I would not buy it again.
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    My cutting table has wooden supports for the side extensions. It also has a drawer and a shelf. When I had it in my sewing room I had to cut at the end . It wasn't very stable. Since I've moved it to another room and put it against the wall I cut from the side and it is fine. Don't remember where or when I got it.

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    I have the third one, sewing and craft table. I've had it several years and it is very sturdy and my cats even jump onto the extension, big cats and it is still perfect. I leave it set up w/extension open.
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    Unless you HAVE to have it fold up, I'd find a less expensive one. A friend of mine got one of theses, and it was not as Sturdy as as she had hoped. I bet a used drop leaf table might work, if you need it to fold up.

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    I have the one pictured that doesn't have shelves under it; I've had it for over 2 yrs. It works really well and I put cubbies w/drawers under if for storeage.

    By the way, I got mine on sale at JoAnns for a little over 100.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eparys View Post
    I have one that I found on craigslist similar to that. On the up side - I like that one better BECAUSE it has a shelf and the height is adjustable. On the down side I too think it is pricey.

    Mine is stable for a work surface and was the perfect size for the large olfa mat. I used it a lot for cutting. I would not want to sew on it (just my opinion). I have retired mine as I am tall and needed more height. I went to Ikea and purchased a Formica table top and four adjustable legs for less than what that costs. My new setup however does not fold as the Walmart one does.

    If you need it to fold - Joannes also has one - that is cheaper. This is like the one I have. It is currently as I post 50% off. Again no shelves - but you can purchase loads of plastic tubs for $150!!!

    http://www.joann.com/home-hobby-table/xprd830869/
    this is the one that I have; very sturdy. I had also gotten the large mat that covers it. Don't waste you money on the mat because it's not self healing and after a few cuts it acts like your blades are dull but its the matt. I leave the mat on for protection but rarely cut on it due to this reason. Great table though. Easy to put together; just watch putting the rollers on. There are two different types and one set if for the middle and the other is for the outside. If you don't get it right then it's wobbly unless its not folded up. Other than that; very sturdy and easy to cut on.
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    Got mine at Joanne's on sale for $59.99, no shelves but the same other wise. Have had it for about 12 years and it is still perfect. If you have a Joanne's near you just watch for a sale they still have them. and usually $69.99 to $79.99 today's dollars. And if you get a 20 off you entire purchase makes it even less. Just type in Joanne Fabric coupons and watch for extra savings.
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    I have this exact one. I got it for less than that price,I think around 179 at Hancock Fabrics on sale. It is pretty sturdy compared to the one without the shelves which I also had and I had to keep tightening the "screws" because I did have to move it a LOT. The only issue I am having with this one is where the bottom of the swing table leg attaches to the table(peg and hole) The peg keeps popping out . I haven't figured out a way to keep it in and it is very annoying because then the drop leaf loses its support. . The table still wiggles a lot more than I like even with the peg in right
    My suggestion is.. If you can , use the cabinet or table ideas. Something solid. For that price I am pretty sure you could get cabinets and put a top on or get the table top and adjustable legs. Much much better in my mind. It is what I will do if I can ever land permanately

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    At 72 lbs, how portable would it be? For $200 you could buy a lot of wood to make a table.
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    Yep JAs for me too. Use it all the time for basting quilts. Waited for it go on sale at 50% off
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    I have one something like that -- bought it at JoAnn's. It really isn't that sturdy but is a good cutting table--I wish the height could be adjusted on it and it doesn't have the shelves. To make the top even at the joints I put potholders on top of the moving support legs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by copycat View Post
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sullivans-...Specifications

    The link has the Sullivans Adjustable Home Hobby Table listed at Walmart for $229.99 today.
    I like the fact the height can be adjusted from 29'' to 38''. I like the shelves in the middle to store rulers, etc.
    I would use it to cut fabric as well as move it by my sewing machine when quilting space is needed behind my sewing machine. It ships free to the house.

    The one review gave it 5 stars. Has anyone used this table before. I appreciate your help. Thanks
    I have that table from JoAn's and I don't sew on it. I love it for cutting and I don't find it too flimsy. The fact that the height on this table height is adjustable is very interesting. If you could return it if the quality is not good, I would go for it. Since you plan to use it for additional table space when quilting and not a table for sewing it might be just what you need. It is a little pricey but Sullivan is a pretty good brand for office furniture etc. My computer desk is a Sullivan.

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