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Thread: My New Ironing Cabinet ...Really!

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    Very clever Hubby. J J

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    Great idea!!! I love it...Naomi
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    I have "temporarily" moved my sewing room downstairs to be close if my DH needs me. Was thinking of getting stuff moved back upstairs in time for Thanksgiving dinner but now will re-think that idea. love the extra storage idea, maybe I should go hunting for a new china hutch!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnnMc View Post
    Want to know what's funny? I have one almost exactly like that I'm trying to get rid of! I thought it would be perfect for a cutting table, but it's a bit too low. But you're right... the cat can't knock it over!! Congrats on your great find. And nope, can't have too much storage.
    Could you add wheels or legs to raise cabinet. Maybe add a base. space is valuable to lose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnnMc View Post
    Want to know what's funny? I have one almost exactly like that I'm trying to get rid of! I thought it would be perfect for a cutting table, but it's a bit too low. But you're right... the cat can't knock it over!! Congrats on your great find. And nope, can't have too much storage.
    Is there a way that you can build up from the bottom? Perhaps build a base to set it on. (Just a simple box-type base)
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    What a great idea! Wish I had a place to put one.

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    Nice cutting table.

    Suggestions for raising it: as others said, use wheels. I used wooden bed risers that I bought at Bed, Bath, & Beyond to raise my cutting table.

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    What a find! And the extra space. You did a great job covering it. Thanks for the idea.
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    Now you know Kitty will find a nice soft spot on it.. test it out .. and then you will know !!!! At least all of the previous cats had been that way that we ever had !LOL
    Congrats on the re-purposing of furniture- I try to do that every chance I get.
    I took a holder for CD's and that is now my nice and tidy thread holder !
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    Lovely idea. I have a home-made big board & the kitty doesn't trip over it, she sleeps on it & yacks up furballs on it! I bought a large piece - 2 yards of clear plastic at Walmart to use as a cover when I'm not ironing. This way, it's safe from her. She's 17 YO & rules the house.
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    Great idea!
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    What a wonderful re-purposing of a piece of furniture AND extra storage space to boot!
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    Great idea and the board looks wider than a normal one. Double duty piece of furniture is great.
    Enjoy, Kutnso

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    what a great idea.
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    Very good idea. Wish I had the space for something like that. BrendaK
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    My sewing room is also my bedroom and I was running out of space for the ironing board after a friend gave me a very nice desk for my other machine. Looking around WM one day I found an ironing board that hangs from a door and fold up. It is now safely hung on my closet door when not in use--have to close it up to get to clothes and stash!lol
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    You've inspired me - I want one made from an old table so I can sit down!
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    Great idea!
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    I wish I had enough space in my sewing room for a large ironing surface. Well, maybe someday it will happen :>)
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    wow that looks great

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    I want something like this as a cutting board, so perhaps if the ironing board suited a dual purpose?......

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    Quote Originally Posted by thequilteddove View Post
    I own that very same china hutch & it's sit'n in my breeze way! wonder how my hubby would feel about lug'n it down 2 the basement for me lololol
    I bet he won't mind at all. LOL

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    I would so do this if I had the room!
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    Wonderful cabinet. Great for storage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnnMc View Post
    Want to know what's funny? I have one almost exactly like that I'm trying to get rid of! I thought it would be perfect for a cutting table, but it's a bit too low. But you're right... the cat can't knock it over!! Congrats on your great find. And nope, can't have too much storage.
    I put two plastic milk "cartoon" cases under my old desk. My kids used them in college to store "stuff". They are hard , sturdy and about 4 inches or so high. Worked perfectly... but not so pretty. Some day I will paint them, but usually no one notices them.

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