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Old 12-13-2019, 07:09 AM
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I found an architect's drafting table at a thrift store several years ago and use it. I love the fact that it tilts slightly, and that I was able to adjust it to just the right height for me. I recommend it!
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Old 12-13-2019, 07:14 AM
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I use the breakfast room table from our old house which was too big for the breakfast room in our new house. I put bed risers under it about 20 years ago. It has 2 leaves so is really long for cutting large pieces. You could probably pick up a dining table at a garage sale for next to nothing a use it. It doesn't have to be pretty. All it has to do is hold your cutting mat.
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Old 12-13-2019, 07:58 AM
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I'm planning on using my large dining room table as an auxiliary work station in my new studio. I have one that when the leaves are all out and the ends folded down, it's only about 3x4 feet. With the extensions, it's about 12' long.

I really prefer the lower height of a regular table and the extra length for cutting out clothing, as I prefer to use scissors for that. I have a cardboard mat I can put on the top for protection.

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Old 12-13-2019, 09:49 AM
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I bought separate office table tops and adjustable legs in Ikea. I have one at standing height for cutting and the second one lower for sewing.
Much cheaper than the trendy one that everyone is looking at these days. Not sure if they still do them.
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Old 12-13-2019, 05:12 PM
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My cutting table is one of the Lifetime (white resin top) tables. This particular one is height adjustable and a little harder to find, but they are out there. I am only 5-2 so the table height at the lowest setting is just fine for me, but i have taller friends who have gotten the table and adjusted it higher and love it. Its a very stable and sturdy table. The second photo shows the adjustment option on the table (there are pins that are pushed in and locked at each increment higher and lower on both sides of the table). It isnt an expensive option, but sure works great for me and doesnt take up a huge amount of space.
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