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Thread: Sewing Table Ideas?

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    I did have a very polished woodit table from the 60s I got from thrift store with 6 chairs recovered them and put at my dining table. The big dining table was used for a huge seeing quilting table a hole was cut out for. my sewing machine to rested on a plywood secured by 4 long carriage bolts..

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    Phone texting can be bad and make me feel stupid sometimes.

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    Use a piece of inexpensive piece of formica counter instead of plywood. It'll look nicer than plywood and be smoother.

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    I use a drop leaf table that I got at the thrift store. I painted it the same color as the walls in my quilting room. I wish I had painted it an off white, as I seem to need more light than I used to. The table is 6 ft by 4 ft. When the sides are dropped down, it is only 2 ft by 4 ft. I will admit that I hardly ever take the sides down, as I have it stacked with all kinds of stuff. Rolling plastic drawers from Walmart fit underit easily. I use an office type chair that can have the height adjusted.

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    I have limited space too so I found a folding table at Home Depot about 45.00 and its 4 ft long works great and doesn't shake when I sew.

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    Do you have a resale it shop for Habitat for Humanity? We got a laminate counter top from a island and my husband made shelves for it to sit on. The total cost was around $40. They also sell used kitchen cabinets that you could use for a base on the end of the counter. I got the counter for $20 and the cabinets are not very much either. Some of the items are in really good shape. Just a suggestion.

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    Ck craigslist; today in my area there is a two piece sewing center for 50; it's nice, to bad I already have one.
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    I don't know if this will fit your needs, but Amazon.com has a great sewing cabinet on casters. I just bought mine in September and I love it. Here is the link. It comes in two finished a 'cherry finish', which is really more espresso in person and a 'pine finish'. The two vary by about $20.00 but it is nice and sturdy, took me (alone) around 2 1/2 hours to put together. I love mine and it was around $150.00 delivered. Has a nice left table top that extends, plenty of right size storage and under cabinet storage for a sewing machine.
    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_1_2_a...023&sr=8-2-acs

    Hope this helps!

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    I have something very similar (an older version I think) and absolutely LOVE it!

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    I have that cabinet in the darker color and love it! My son put it together in about an hour. When closed, it looks like a piece of furniture. I ordered mine from Walmart and it was shipped "free" to my home...paid $99 plus tax!

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    Here is what I did:

    Took a student desk and made a flat surface using insulation foam board and made an L-shaped surface with a thrift store dining room table, all set on bed risers to make it counter height. I can cut on one table, rotate, and sew on the sewing table. I love it. Also, I just picked up a miniature ironing board for my table.
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    We made my sewing tables out of 3/4" mdf for the tops and balusters for legs. I painted everything with a semi-gloss white. You could also look into using hollow-core doors and putting legs on them. I did that for a desk. I'll find the pics and try posting them here.

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    I checked out the Walmart sewing table link, it's the same one I got my daughter last summer. I found it on CL and paid only $40 for it. Great for her, she is just learning to sew and quilt.

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    I know many of you have seen pictures of my table before but here it is again for those who are still looking for ideas. I'm really happy with it.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...on-t76568.html
    Blessings from Janice

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    Hi....I needed a sewing area that we could take apart really quick to pull out a bed when guests came to stay. I wanted something that was really strong but fairly cheap.....have to say ikea was the place, bought the cupboards, and just have the table top (also ikea) resting on the top....it has been a brilliant solution.
    The photo was taken two years ago when. We were just sorting the room.......never been that tidy again
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    I bought a banquet table from Sam's Club (little over 6' long and not very expensive); Hubby cut a hole on the right side, put metal straps underneath so my machine sits right down in it flush with the top of the table. I have a ton of space to my left for big projects as well as space to stack some boxes with thread, etc in them.

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    I use old teacher's desks. The school system here had a yard sale and sold tons of desks for $5. My daughter works for the Board of Education, so they let us go in the day before the sale. I got 3 glorious, vintagy wooden desks for a total of $15. I only had to refinish one of them. My dad cut a hold in one of them for a machine, but I've left the other 2 as is for my FWs, Spartan and a couple of 15 clones.

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    I have six tables in my studio, two for regular sewing machines and one came with my sit down quilting machine. One of the sewing tables is a very sturdy, adjustable with a cutout for the machine. It was purchased at Sears and very inexpensive - a fantastic little table. My Mister and I made the other sewing table (see photos). It is a 24" x 48" x 3/4" melamine board (recycled from another project). Mister made a drop down cutout so the machine would set down level with the table top (I use a Supreme Slider mat where the machine and the table meet). We used the the Sears table as a guide for where the cutout would be. Purchased four IKEA legs and using an adjustable chair it all works great. Keep in mind you will want comfortable leg room between the bottom of the machine shelf and the chair. The table backs up against my painting table so I covered the sewing table with white contact paper for easy clean up or replacement when I've been fabric painting. Also, by having the tables abut each other it allows support for large sewing/quilting projects and a larger area for painting. I hope this helps.Name:  sewing table 1.jpg
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    When I took over one of the bedrooms in the house, my son the carpenter attatched a door to the wall for my sewing table. It butts up against a dresser that I use for fabric storage. He drilled a hole in it for the cords to go through. It works great. On top of the dresser is my cutting board. So I have everything close and convenient. I love my sewing room.

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    I started out with an old computer desk. Perfect height lots of space on top and storage.

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    I have a metal office desk. It has drawers on both sides, just the right heigth and very heavy and sturdy.

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    Jslovak could you post a picture please. Is it the white tables ? What did you use to cut the table.

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    I'm back with an update!

    Hi! I am the original poster on this thread and I wanted to share with you the progress in my little sewing room. Someday I will get a table that my sewing machine can be dropped down into, but for now, this Ikea table works fine.
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    I have more pictures (including before and after) on my blog: http://kayakquilting.blogspot.com/20...-progress.html

    Thanks everyone for your ideas on this thread and, in general, on the Mission Organization section.

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    I love your sewing/office/guest room! I especially love, LOVE the black/white/red quilt on your blog! Those colors will be my next personal quilt project!
    Why do I keep trying to find the "like" button?

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    Great job on your room. Mine is always evolving as I come up with new ideas for storage, etc.

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