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How I solved my sewing table problem
moomi01
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Date: 9/25/09 8:26 AM

After months of sewing at my dining room table and lots of backaches, I started looking for a sewing table for my new sewing machine. I realized quickly that a new sewing table was out of my reach. So I started searching the web for a inexpensive solution. There wasn't much out there so I came up with my own solution. It came out so great I thought I'd share. Here is a link to how I did it.
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Date: 9/25/09 9:44 AM

YOU are a genius! What a nice solution! I see those old cabinets all the time on craig's list often for under $50 WITH a machine inside! They are solid wood normally and made better than most new ones. I'm not good w/ tools but I can see how this could be done and yours looks great!! I just spent too much for a janome table and passed by at least a dozen cabinets like yours. I could have had a nicer table for a fraction of the cost !

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Date: 9/25/09 9:49 AM

Very good solution!! Thanks.

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Date: 9/25/09 11:33 AM

Big thank you! And just in time too.

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Date: 9/25/09 12:17 PM

Brilliant solution and excellent tutorial. You have no doubt spawned many imitators today!

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Date: 9/25/09 1:27 PM

Thanks for that link! Good job! And I bet your back is thanking you too!

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Date: 9/25/09 3:09 PM

Fantastic. Thank you for the idea and instructions.

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Date: 9/25/09 7:02 PM

Wow - that looks like a great tutorial. Very detailed.

I will add here that I adjusted the height of my sewing table by buying an office chair ($15 at the thrift store. Perfect condition.) and lowering the chair!

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Date: 9/25/09 10:24 PM

Thanks everybody. Please let me know if you try this and how it turns out. I'd love to see pics of finished projects

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Date: 9/26/09 1:49 AM

Nice job!

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