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Just got a great cutting / sewing table
Cheap, sturdy and big!
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Date: 9/28/13 0:46 AM

For those of you, like me, on a budget and with limited space I just had to share my find.

http://www.amazon.com/Stakmore-3-in-1-Convertible-Table/dp/B001EUETP2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380342695&sr=8-1&keywords=3+in+1+table

If the link quits working, it's a Stakmore 3-in-1 convertible table. Closed it's the size of a small side table (40 x 20) and fully open with both leaves it's 40 x 72 (plus is that you can get standard cutting mats in this size - found one for less than $100 - let me know if you want the link). It can also be used with one leaf for a square table about 40 x 40.

Just got this sucker today and honestly I was a bit skeptical because of the relatively low price, but decided to take the risk. This sucker is HEAVY! Easily almost 100 pounds in the box.

"Assembly" was easy - just bolt on the legs with included hardware and wrench tool and then manhandle the thing open (2 people are recommended and would be easier, but I managed it by myself in about 20 minutes) stick in the leaves and you're good to go.

It's rock solid for both sewing and serging. My only minor complaint is that it isn't quite high enough to be a comfortable standing-height cutting table, but I solved that with bed risers - in for cutting, out for sewing.

I was considering a number of options, including the JoAnn craft table and a dedicated drafting-type table. This one, despite the height issue, fell in price between these two options and the plus is that if you need space flexibility in the room, just pull the leaves out, push the two sides together and tuck the resulting small table in a corner.

Sorry to be so long-winded but I'm really excited by my discovery and thought it might be helpful to some of you also looking for flexible solutions.

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Date: 9/29/13 6:40 PM

I've seen those tables before and was fascinated by them. You can also use it for a good sized dining table if you need to - minus the bed riser feet. It wouldn't be tall enough for me, but if it works for you, then I'm happy for you. The size rotary mat you are talking about is the size I have and it is really nice to have one that large - especially if you are cutting out apparel. Sturdiness is another great thing to have. There's nothing as disconcerting as having your sewing table vibrate when you run the sewing machine or serger. I think you just might have a winner.

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Date: 9/30/13 9:59 AM

table

Look at the small pictures on the left for how it can change sizes.

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Date: 9/30/13 10:53 AM

Oh my yes go on and on! That is a great find. If I needed a table, this is what I'd want someone to direct me to. I love the looks and how large to small it can go. I may have to talk to DH we had wanted to get a smaller kitchen table but nixed the idea. We were just going to put up with this old one till it looks too bad. (and we are using a table cloth every day now).

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Date: 10/3/13 8:52 PM

Have you tried sewing with it in the console mode? I have often thought that I could use a sewing table that is less deep than regular tables. Wondering if the 20 inch depth in console mode feel stable. I don't quilt.

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