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Thread: Dining room table cutting platform

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    Dining room table cutting platform

    I sew in my dining room but my tables are too low to comfortably use as a cutting station. My husband built a platform out of 3/4" plywood & 2X4s. I glued felt to the base where it touches the table to prevent any damage. It's about 40" square, the right height and I can store all my cutting tools under the platform.

    But wait, there's more.
    We acquired several small (30" square) card tables when our church was closed due to freeway construction.
    He sized the platform to sit over the top of the card table to make it a bit larger. So when we entertain, I take the platform off the table & we can use the dining table and also the card table. Works great, very sturdy.

    But wait, there's more! I found this tray at Salvation Army

    It fits perfectly between the legs. It truly is like it was made for this purpose.
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    wow, quite the organization
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    Very cool! Your DH is a keeper!

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    You’re lucky to have a handy husband...what a wonderful set up.
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

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    How clever!!!!

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    wow that is neat

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    The perfect solution!!!

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    What a great idea for all tables!
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    Great solution!

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    What would we do without those handy, kind and supportive husbands? Yours thinks out of the box to create some wonderful convenience for you.
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    Smart ideas; even smarter hubby who can that! Should make your sewing time much more productive. Kathy

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    Looks great and your Husband is very talented.
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    I use the breakfast room table from our previous house for cutting. I used the opposite approach that you did. I bought bed risers and put them under the legs of the table. Raised it to just the right height. I like yours, too, though.
    Patrice S

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    Great solutions! Love the SA tray.

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