|I started using a card table with a cardboard cutting layout on top. But my back was KILLING me with leaning over that to pin everything. My roommate (an engineer) devised a way so I could bring up the table top to my desired height (I'm about 5'9"). He bought PVC tubing and had it cut to the right height, plus the caps that go on the bottom and 4 screw clamps. So he slid the PVC onto the legs of the card table, placed a clamp at the top to tighten it around the top of the leg and placed the cap on the bottom. Then I adjusted it to my personal height (right about waist level) and tightened the clamps. Now I have a perfectly sized custom made cutting table! It cost about $10 or less for the PVC & clamps. It isn't especially pretty, but it works and my back is now pain free!