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Posted on: 2/12/07 10:53 AM
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I've been in search of a sewing table and realize I can't justify the high price that comes along with the ones I really wanted (L-shaped to accomodate two machines). One day while perusing my area's, I came across a great L-shape desk for sale for $60.00.

The shape is perfect for my sewing room, and the corner piece even has an elevated shelf to fit my little TV. It came with a shelving hutch, perfect for books and misc. supplies. The downside is there is no built in storage for notions and patterns, but for $60, I'm okay with this. My thought is to buy some rollaway Rubbermaid that'll fit under the desk.

As I continue to check craigslist, I find this type of desk is constantly available and for prices from $35 to $100, depending on the seller. I'd recommend this setup if you don't worry about the bells and whistles, but you just need a nice big sewing area to accomodate a machine/serger, etc!

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OP Gal said...
Great idea!
2/13/07 8:55 AM
slt said...
I bought a little nightstand that has a drawer and a little door that closes to hide the notions and threads I put in there. I went to the hardware store and bought casters that I screwed to the bottom. It matched my table which is why I bought it. Just an idea. I bought both my table and nightstand at Ikea since I also couldn't find a system that fit my budget. The nightstand rolls around to fit either under the table or to the side. Just an idea if you find a used drawer unit but want rolling casters on the bottom.
2/13/07 2:05 PM
Nicoal said...
Love that idea, slt! Thanks and now I'm on a mission to find a nightstand that matches my L-shaped desk.
2/13/07 6:04 PM
dede519 said...
thanks for the tip, i too would love a sewing table w/all the bells & whistles but is not feasible right now. I check craigslist tonight, thanks again.
2/13/07 6:49 PM
ledreyfus said...
I've been thinking about an L-shaped desk for my new, smaller work area. Craig's List is a great idea! I find the plastic drawers on wheels which are often on sale at Target, Walmart, etc. can fit (without the wheels) under my current table. They're cheap & come in so many sizes. Measure before you buy! You'll get a customized sewing table for very little $$.
3/16/07 11:02 PM
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