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Date: 10/13/12 3:27 PM

I did it finally.... Because I am in the middle of a million things, but needed a sewing table, and did not want to commit to anything that would be $$.
I went to IKEA and bought the Galant T legs, (they also have A shaped legs and a 48 x 32 inche table top and the frame. all tog. cost 160.00
Put it together in about 30,minutes put my heavy Janome 7700
(30lbs) set it at 25.5 inches, sat in my adjustable chair and it was the perfect height. It is stable, with no notable vibration. I am going to put a pad under the machine. I am also going to put a piece of 3/4 inch ply wood that can go over the Ikea table top to see if that makes a difference in any way. May not. But for now it is great. My shoulders are not up around my ears and my upper back is nice and relaxed. What a big difference it makes.
This is not my dream solution, but it works, and gives me plenty of table top space. Also if I decide to get my dream table It will easily be repurposed as the legs are adjustable, for a work table. Just wanted to share.
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Date: 10/13/12 4:30 PM

That is fantastic. Any time an affordable table solution is found, it is so nice to hear about it because it expands our options.

I just went to look at the table at Ikea. Very nice indeed!

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Date: 10/14/12 0:47 AM

I have an Ikea sewing room with this same type of table. I didn't lower it that far, but I may eventually. Meanwhile, I have two Alex chests, which roll under the table on casters. These are great for sewing, since the six drawers are shallow and wide. They are well adapted for thread and notions. It comes in white and black. Love 'em! Alex Drawer Unit
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Date: 10/14/12 11:29 AM

This looks like a very impressively sturdy table. I am also looking for a table, but wanted one that would allow my machine to be recessed into a "cut out" and therefore avoiding the need for one of those plexiglass extensions to my machine. Does anyone have a recommendation?
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Date: 10/14/12 12:15 PM

Quote: Artsewer
It is stable, with no notable vibration. I am going to put a pad under the machine. I am also going to put a piece of 3/4 inch ply wood that can go over the Ikea table top to see if that makes a difference in any way.

Sounds like a great find!

I'm not sure what you're hoping the plywood will do, if the current tabletop is already sturdy?

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Date: 10/14/12 12:33 PM

Stirwaterblue,
Im not sure what the ply wood will do either, Im going to try some things and report back.
There is a whole structure under this table. That is what makes it so great sturdy. Im in the process of changing my machines so I don't want to settle on any thing pricey or maybe this will be great in the long run

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Date: 10/14/12 12:35 PM

This it! Warbler
Thanks for posting a picture. What it nice about this table is you can also get it up to 60inches long and its nice and deep.
I will be fooling around with customizing it.
And will report back.

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Date: 10/15/12 11:56 AM

I bought two Ikea tables recently for my sewing room. I got the other system (not Galant), but they are very similar. I also find it VERY sturdy and the height is GREAT! Aside from not being able to recess my machine into it, I don't see the need to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on something fancier.

I instead got an acrylic table for my main sm and that works great!

So glad you found an affordable solution! I would second stirwatersblue asking why you need plywood on the top? If it's already sturdy, I would think adding another layer would actually make it LESS sturdy. But that's just my thought process.

YEA for IKEA :-)

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Date: 10/26/12 1:03 AM

I redesigned my sewing room about a year ago and bought the Galant system from Ikea. Mine is a very large L-shape so that I can have all of my machines out at one time. I also like that the legs are adjustable so that I can have the table lower. This has significantly reduced shoulder and back fatique when I sew. I am very happy with my new set-up!
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Date: 10/26/12 11:52 AM

I wonder if you could buy countertop sections at a lumber yard (home Depot or Menard's etc) and have someone cut out a section?

I've thought about doing that. The basic countertop isn't very expensive and you could pick up some clearanced cabinets to place it on. guess it depends on how much room you have to devote to table space.

just a thought..........
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