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Posted on: 11/27/11 3:29 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people   Very Helpful by 13 people   
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!

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deesews said...
Very cool! Thanks for sharing. Isn't it great to have an engineer around? Do you think you could take a closeup of the clamp part for us?
11/28/11 0:13 AM
JEF said...
Great tip!
11/28/11 9:39 AM
happytobehere said...
Great idea!
11/28/11 10:37 AM
Ruthies said...
That sounds like a fantastic idea!
11/29/11 3:13 PM
derbymomma said...
I painted a hollow interior door and laid it atop 2 bookshelves for my cutting table--all stuff we had on hand. It makes a great surface to spread things out on.
12/1/11 7:02 PM
monijo said...
Now that I will be spending more time in the United States, I'll need a cutting table over there. The one I have here in Nigeria was custom made to my height. It's good to know that I can easily get the same thing at home by lining up two or three card tables. Thanks.
12/3/11 6:06 PM
KraftouchTreasures said...
Thats a very helpful tip. I could use one of this.
12/28/11 8:50 PM
Love it!
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