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Thread: Inexpensive Cutting Table

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    Junior Member SallySaidSew's Avatar
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    Red face Inexpensive Cutting Table

    I was lucky enough a few weeks ago to find a used desk for sale for $10. The approximate size was 24" deep by 36" wide - just the size of the new cutting mat I bought. It is super sturdy with a slide out shelf where a keyboard would go and storage below that (the other slideout shelf was missing). I then purchased 4 locking casters at Home Depot and installed them on the desk legs so I can move it easily plus I like the extra height they provided - the cutting surface is 32" high. While I would love to have a permanent cutting station, this will do for now. I can store my rulers on the slide out shelf and some of my project boxes underneath. I am tickled with my new cutting table / storage unit for under $20.

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    I think that is a wonderful idea - wish I would have thought of it! the storage looks like the best I have seen.

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    Awesome! I don't even think you'll need a "permanent" one, I think this is great. It's a good size and height and with the wheels you can move it when you need to. Terrific!!

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    Great recycle! I would call that a success story for sure!

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    I really like this!

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    I love re- purposed stuff! This table could only be cooler painted flamingo pink for my studio! Love it!

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    Great job reusing the desk.

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    Perfection!!! If it works for you now and when you can expand I bet this can work with that too!
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    Looks perfect!
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    It looks like a computer desk that has a much happier life now! Great job. Mind if some of us steal the idea?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fleurdelisquilts.com View Post
    It looks like a computer desk that has a much happier life now! Great job. Mind if some of us steal the idea?
    Mary
    Please do!

    ube quilting gave me an idea on painting it...maybe not flamingo pink but a nice turquoise or other bold color.
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    Great idea! I might have to look for an old desk!

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    What a wonderful find! I purchased a folding table from JoAnn's and IT STINKS. It is so unsteady, shaking back and forth and the pull out legs keep falling off their hinges.
    KEEP THIS TABLE FOR SURE!

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    Looks like the desk works great as a cutting table . And a great price.

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    Very nice set up, if it works, use it. Lucky you to find it.
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    I love recycle. Very nice.

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    Great job. It looks like you used all available space wisely and I bet you don't look for something "permanent" for quite a while.
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    Oh I like it very much. Not sure I would even replace it. Thinking, I am going looking for a computer desk like that.
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    You scored! Enjoy.

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    that's really nice and how smart you are to have seen how you could use it.

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    awesome find and nice price too!!!

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    What a wonderful cutting table. It certainly doesn't look temporary. Thanks for sharing. It's always nice to see repurposed items.
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    Good job repurposing. I'll bet that you'll like your work station so much that it will remain a fixture in your studio.

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    I bought an old computer desk to set a TV on in my sewing room and that keyboard shelf holds all my rulers perfectly. There is storage underneath it and I love it. You will too, it is not temporary, it is just too useful. I do keep my rulers covered so they don't get dust all over them though.

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    Excellent find!
    So many ideas... so many projects.. so little time!
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