Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 37

Thread: Bed risers

  1. #1
    Senior Member Onetomatoplant's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    543

    Bed risers

    Hi, all!

    We're in the process of finishing our basement and I'm moving my quilting stuff down there (yay, me!). I have a kitchen table donated to me from my SIL that will be my cutting/pressing table, but it's about five inches too low. I've seen here that people use bed risers to raise their cutting tables. If you use them, do you like them? My biggest question is are they sturdy enough?

    Thanks for for any info!
    I love the smell of Best Press in the morning!

  2. #2
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    154
    Blog Entries
    1
    I have Bed Risers under our bed so I can store tubs but I'm not sure they wouldn't wobble under a table , the bed is heavy enough , they aren't that expensive if you decide to give them a try . The only issue for the bed was I paid a chunk for a longer bed skirt , but it was worth it . Bed risers ARE sturdy .

  3. #3
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Chula Vista CA
    Posts
    6,676
    Any chance you could just put on new table legs? Maybe use some 4 x 4's? My DH cannot do such things but my friend is fearless when it comes to altering things to her own needs.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Laughlin NV
    Posts
    590
    I live in a small apartment so no large table in the sewing room. I put bed risers under my kitchen table when I have a big cutting project. I've had no issues with wobble and enjoy the space it gives me.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Terri D.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    462
    Yes, I love mine. They are solid wood, and if you need more than one set, they lock together.

  6. #6
    Super Member joysewer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    1,409
    I used them in my sewing room with a banquet table and they were ok. Now, we took the legs off of a farm table that used to be in my kitchen and I bought 2 of those 9 cubbie organizer things and I put those back to back under the table top. That is now my cutting table and the cubbies all have bins in them to store projects in. I like it much better and it made the table the right height.
    Gloria 

  7. #7
    Senior Member jeank's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Lapeer, Michigan
    Posts
    737
    I use the bed raisers for my cutting table. We always take them to guild to raise the tables for cutting and pinning too. At a retreat, the facility used sections of Plastic plumbing pipe to raise the banquet tables for us.
    Jean in MI

  8. #8
    Senior Member Onetomatoplant's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    543
    Quote Originally Posted by joysewer View Post
    I used them in my sewing room with a banquet table and they were ok. Now, we took the legs off of a farm table that used to be in my kitchen and I bought 2 of those 9 cubbie organizer things and I put those back to back under the table top. That is now my cutting table and the cubbies all have bins in them to store projects in. I like it much better and it made the table the right height.
    Now that's an idea! I need to refinish my table, so I may do the cubby thing when I do that. I can put wheels on the cubbies, too, so I can roll it around when I need to. Thank you!
    I love the smell of Best Press in the morning!

  9. #9
    Senior Member pdcakm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    california
    Posts
    941
    yep, bed risers work great. i put them under my 6 ft folding table when i need to raise it. also use them at our quilting group. inexpensive and easily transportable. very sturdy.
    pdcakm alias pat
    If things go wrong, don't go with them. ~Roger Babson

  10. #10
    Super Member Cindy60545's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Wills Point, Texas
    Posts
    2,504
    I also have them under my cutting table. I have one of those plastic picnic tables that you can pick up at Walmart cheaply. Then I used the risers to bring it up to a more desirable height. I've had it this way for @ 3 years & have never had a problem with it moving on me.

  11. #11
    Member cdr1182's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Destin,FL
    Posts
    52
    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!!
    Daryl

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    19
    I use the plastic ones from Walmart and they work great and are study, no wobbling.

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Pearland, TX
    Posts
    396
    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.
    Sometimes I try to act "normal," but it gets boring so I just go back to being myself.

  14. #14
    Senior Member Conartist1945's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    837
    Blog Entries
    1
    Use them all the time - raised both ironing table and cutting table- they work fine
    Last edited by Conartist1945; 05-19-2014 at 05:01 AM. Reason: Spelling

  15. #15
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Sonoma County, CA
    Posts
    4,294
    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!

    Quote Originally Posted by Terri D. View Post
    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.

  16. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    About middle Tennessee
    Posts
    788
    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.
    Dodee

  17. #17
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    8,930
    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......

  18. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    870
    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.

  19. #19
    Senior Member LITTLEOLDME's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Great N W Oregon
    Posts
    561
    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.
    Freedom to speak is a gift ;please don't take it from us..

  20. #20
    Senior Member Quilterfay's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Saskatchewan in summer/Yuma AZ in winter
    Posts
    579

    Talking

    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.

  21. #21
    Senior Member Terri D.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    462
    Sewnoma: I found my bed risers at Bed Bath & Beyond. They are 4-3/8" square and are approximately 3-1/2" tall.

  22. #22
    Senior Member Antdebby1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Carrollton, TX
    Posts
    651
    I use my parents old kitchen table as my cutting table. I have used the plastic bed risers with much success!
    Debby...Momm to Bogie, Phredd (ATB 10/1/12), Bobb (ATB 12/10/12) & Bogie (ATB 11/17/16)

    http://signatures.mylivesignature.co...9EEF7B0639.png

  23. #23
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Sonoma County, CA
    Posts
    4,294
    Quote Originally Posted by Terri D. View Post
    Sewnoma: I found my bed risers at Bed Bath & Beyond. They are 4-3/8" square and are approximately 3-1/2" tall.
    Thanks Terri! Those sound not much smaller (narrower) than what I have now, unfortunately...

    PVC, though....that is a great idea! Both of the tables I have on risers have tapered legs, so PVC pipes just might do the trick! Genius!! Now I need to go find out how big around my table legs are and head on down to the home supply store...

  24. #24
    Super Member caspharm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    6,968
    I have been to quilt shops where they use the plastic ones and I found wooden ones that I attached to a clearance dining room table. Both work well. That said, you can also use PVC pipe and make your own. I'm sure there is a thread here that tells how, or just look them up on the internet.

  25. #25
    Power Poster ManiacQuilter2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    18,938
    I have them under my bed. Just bought some 8" ones to give me the height room for my storage tubes. I had 6" ones. I bought mine at BB&B.
    A Good Friend, like an old quilt, is both a Treasure and a Comfort

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.