A husband is a good thing, I’m gathering from these recenthacks. Handy hubby Larry whips up this mega-sized cutting table for his wife’s fabric and sewing business.
He says, “My wife runs an internet-based fabric and sewing business and recently took some office space. She wanted a new cutting table for the space with a couple of requirements:
It had to be big. Really big.
It had to be smooth so as not to catch fabric on it when laying out and cutting patterns
It had to be high – higher than the normal 35″ countertops
Our solution? A 4′ x 8′ sheet of laminated particle board (from Loews), trimmed with oak, on a couple Ikea Galant bases and legs. The Galant legs extend the table top up to 40″ high, making for a very comfortable working area.
Cool stuff, ideally suited to the task at hand without blowing a bundle (whole thing came in under $350).”
The inaugural stitching-n-bitching round the new table.
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.