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Old 10-05-2021, 02:43 PM
 
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I have one of those foldable cutting tables (JoAnnís) that has legs that are sort of zig zaggy which makes trying to store things under it a challenge. Since my sewing room has limited space for storage, I would like to use that space under my table more efficiently.

I have saved up some money and would gladly purchase a ready made table or I guess I can attempt a DIY.

Do any of you have a cutting table situation you really like and if so, could you share pictures and info about it?

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I don't have a dedicated cutting table. Well, I guess it's the table I craft on if it's more for rotary cutting. If I'm using a pattern for garments, I've taped 3 segments of foam core board together and lay it on my dining room table to protect the table.

I know that I watched a YouTube video a few months ago (someone who I subscribe to) and she did a DIY cutting table with IKEA table tops that measured almost exactly to a rather large cutting mat. I don't recall the YouTube channel that had it.

I did a couple of YouTube searches. Some results show up on each list. I don't see the video I'm thinking of on either list but you might come up with a solution.

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If itís something that can stay up permanently, why not try a base cabinet? We bought a sink cabinet from our local Habitat Restore, and my husband framed a piece of nice plywood for the top. A larger cutting mat works perfectly with about 1-2 inches around the perimeter to spare. Lots of storage space.
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I think I have the same table. It's a great table but you are right, not great for adding storage under the sides. I like liberty teach's idea. Why not purchase cabinets to put under the sides instead of the zig and zag supports? Losing flexibility of closing it up and moving it easily but gaining storage!
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I think I have o e up with a plan to use Kallax cube shelving from IKEA. I have mapped out what will fit in my space and calculated the cost. I asked my sister if she wanted to do a road trip to IKEA (2 hours away) and she said she would buy some of the supplies as a Christmas gift if I was ok with that (Apparently I am difficult to buy for ). Totally fine with that.

We arenít going to be able to go until early November but I am getting excited to put this together.


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Something like this
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This is what I am thinking.

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I am thinking I can use some nice Command hooks on the flat side surface to hang scissors and other sewing paraphernalia. I already have various bins that will fit in the open spaces and will probably get some inserts for doors, drawers, and shelves. The height will be a bit short so I plan to get adjustable legs and then I can use the space underneath for storage, also (unless that looks junky—- I will have to see how it looks.
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Old 10-06-2021, 02:54 PM
 
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That is a fantastic set up. Check online before you road trip. According to my yarn storage groups the kallax are not always in stock.
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That is good to know. I have never purchased anything from IKEA. I wonder if I can order it ahead to pick up at the storeÖ
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Ordering ahead sounds like a great idea! Great plan for your table.
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Old 10-10-2021, 02:52 PM
 
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Not as snazzy as that storage unit, but I have a table I got cheaply at habit restore. If I need it taller, I use bed risers to make it higher. Probably things would store underneath. Love that unit though!


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