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Date: 8/27/13 9:00 AM

After having several different cutting tables, We're making one that will suit my needs. This came about on a whim. I was planning on painting my current cutting table (re-purposed kitchen table raised to 36 1/2") but those plans changed late last week when I saw premium laminate (4x8 piece plus some smaller pieces) for sale on Craigslist and it was only 10 minutes from our house. I wasn't sure about the dark color but the people had it in their kitchen. It looks like solid surface granite and I really liked it. Cost $40.

Since my husband’s work schedule is going to be very busy the next couple of months, we started with making the cutting station top. The edge pieces needs applied then the top can be cut flush with the sides using a router then it will be finished.

The top is 42 x 76 and is made from two pieces of three-quarter inch industrial board (same as what store bought counters are made from) screwed together. Since its 1.5” thick, it is very heavy. Cost for supplies $62.00.

We already had the drawer cabinets. I had used them in my sewing room previously but they were in the basement. Once those were brought up into my sewing room, my husband and son mounted the top onto the cabinets. I had my son cut a piece of the industrial board for the bottom shelf (I can’t cut a straight line with the circular saw). I cut the remaining wood using a miter saw. Once I had the shelf attached at the bottom, it needed painted.

The paint was free. I had gotten two quart samples of Clark-Kensington flat paint from our local Ace hardware store recently. I painted the drawers, bottom and sides “True Blue”. I wish the paint were a semi-gloss but for free, it did not matter. I used maybe ½ - ¾ quart. I had never used this brand before. It has a primer in it. It went on very smoothly and I really like it. It does have some smell to it, but it's not overwhelming. The cabinets were already painted white with Dutch Boy semi-gloss cabinet paint two years ago so only the bottom shelf needed painted.

The inside back is fake bead board we had in the basement leftover from a bathroom remodel a few years ago. Cut to size, it was easily screwed in place from the back. No painting needed.

I had to make two templates to drill the drawer pull holes. The lower two drawers are deeper than the upper two. Once I had the holes drilled, I put a second coat of paint on the drawers. The paint dries to the touch in ½ hour so waited an hour and put the pulls on. The pulls were bought years ago on clearance for less a $1 each and we never used them.

I still need to make the drawer dividers for some of the drawers, which will be made from wood. I’ll use old bed slats, which are the perfect size. Just need to cut them and screw them together.

When my husband has the time, we will make a pull out shelf for a plastic pattern box. That way I can easily slide it out when I need it, and back in when I don’t.

The height is 36", which is perfect for me.

Total cost $102.00.



-- Edited on 8/27/13 9:03 AM --

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Date: 8/27/13 9:05 AM

What's the height of the table? Or did I miss that?

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Date: 8/27/13 9:06 AM

That is very pretty. It has me thinking about updating my sewing space

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Date: 8/27/13 9:09 AM

Here's my table: Unique Cutting Table
Not as colorful or feminine as yours but it's really functional.
I had it made with four drawers instead of just two and it's 36" high. Wonderful for cutting and storage. I have no back strain using it.

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Date: 8/27/13 9:23 AM

It's 36" high.

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Date: 8/27/13 9:24 AM

The 36" height is perfect for me, too. No back strain.

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✝The Lord is my Light and my Salvation: whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1✝

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Date: 8/27/13 9:34 AM

That is very nice! And so functional with all those drawers. It's great to be able to use things you already have too, isn't it? And having one that is the right height makes cutting so much easier. I know you'll enjoy using it.

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Date: 8/27/13 10:32 AM

Fabulous.. Love the beadboard.. its nice to be able to use up something you already have.. To protect your blue paint you can seal it with satin or even gloss sealer if you want..

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Date: 8/27/13 10:52 AM

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To protect your blue paint you can seal it with satin or even gloss sealer if you want..
Thanks for the suggestion!

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✝The Lord is my Light and my Salvation: whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1✝

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Date: 8/27/13 11:02 AM

I love this. Great job. Update the picture when you have it completely finished. Would you also show us where in the room you plan to put it?

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