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Posted on: 6/20/06 6:17 PM
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I'm very happy with the cutting table I made two years ago. I needed the table to fit over a twin sized bed. I used a hollow core door, two sawhorse kits using 1x6's (to attach to the door) and 2x4's as the legs. My personal twist on the design involved the length and placement of the 1x6's. The long 1x6's allowed me to place the legs far enough apart to straddle the bed. When I need the bed for a guest, I can remove the sawhorse legs and lean the tabletop between the bed and the wall and it looks like a daybed. One drawback: due to the size it takes two people to dismantle the table.

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Sewdesire said... (12/7/06 5:06 PM) Reply
If I didn't already have an excellant cutting table (made for me by my husband), I'd use this idea. It's very clever.
frame said... (11/23/06 8:52 PM) Reply
This is very clever and useful.
vasallese said... (6/22/06 12:04 PM) Reply
I like it, too. It's amazing how creative we can be. Have fun sewing!
ginaT said... (6/22/06 8:07 AM) Reply
Great idea! Your so like me,when needs must lol!
countrybug said... (6/21/06 9:52 AM) Reply
great tip. I like it, if my children ever leave home and I have a spare bedroom!! ;)
LauraM62 said... (6/21/06 6:51 AM) Reply
I really like it! If I get a spare room, or get rid of one of the kids - lol - I'll remember this one!
annsew65 said... (6/21/06 5:41 AM) Reply
You know what they say about "necessity being the mother of invention"! You've proved that one right! Love your table! Very ingenious!!
regine said... (6/21/06 5:18 AM) Reply
This looks like a very efficent cutting table, well done.
martinanne said... (6/21/06 4:28 AM) Reply
What an ingenious use of space! I am impressed.
Sewnla said... (6/20/06 8:57 PM) Reply
What a clever idea, thanks for sharing it.
 
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