Bed risers

Old 05-19-2014, 03:59 AM
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I have them for my dining room wooden table and then I use a cutting board. Very steady-easy on the back. Cheap solution until I get my sewing studio(wish list) with a real cutting table!!
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Old 05-19-2014, 03:59 AM
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I use the plastic ones from Walmart and they work great and are study, no wobbling.
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Old 05-19-2014, 04:59 AM
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Back in the days of my high school theatre costuming "career," I used to use an eight-foot-long classroom table for cutting fabrics. My back really hurt after bending over to the standard table height. I got four cinder blocks and put one under each leg: perfect height. They worked so well that I got "fancy" and covered them with fabric so the janitors wouldn't complain about scratches on the floor. When I was finished with cutting, they stacked neatly out of the way in a corner, just waiting until the next time I needed them. These served the same function as bed risers, but that was back in the days before bed risers became so popular.
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Use them all the time - raised both ironing table and cutting table- they work fine

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Old 05-19-2014, 05:41 AM
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Yup, I use them too! Under my cutting table and now under my new-soon-to-be ironing table. Very solid, very stable.

My only gripe is that I get the plastic kind and they slope outward a LOT, so instead of a 1-1/2 inch round foot now I have this honkin' 5 inch round foot at the end of each table leg. Gets in the way of cramming more storage under there, and keeps my cutting table from butting against the wall which is annoying. I need to find a better type and not these cheap plastic ones but I don't know where to find such a thing!

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Yes, I love mine. They are solid wood, and if you need more than one set, they lock together.
Terri - it sounds like you may have what I want! Can you tell me where you got yours, and how big the "footprint" of the ones you have are?

I saw on a blog somewhere that some people screw wooden finials onto their table legs as risers. I like this idea but couldn't find anything that would work at the local home supply store.
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Old 05-19-2014, 05:41 AM
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I have and am using bed risers that I got from Walmart and they are plenty sturdy. I have some of my fabric pieces in plastic containers with rollers on them under the bed. They are great, I think.
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DH used PVC pipe to raise my misc tables in sewing cave...don't know how but legs fit in to a point then rest is pipe..so actually the legs are now PVC pipe......
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I am 5'2". I have a 6' banquet table that holds my pressing mat and cutting mat. My husband used PVC pipe on the ends of each leg to raise the table. He put PVC end caps at the end of each piece. I added felt pads to protect my wood floors. I have used this table for many years. I spent about $40 for this setup.
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the cubbies sound great, wheels will make your life easier but get wheels with locks on them. I have put wheels on lots of things in the house ,now I move them when I want,with easy.
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At our quilt Guild in Yuma AZ we use pieces of PVC pipe which we put on our legs of the folding banquet tables. They work excellently and you can have them any length. There is a cap on the ends of the pipe pieces. If your table does not have curved legs I have seen people put a long screw through their table legs to stop the PVC. These are lite weight and gives you what ever height you need and they are relatively cheap.
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