I’m really excited to share with you my new sewing room cutting table.
Before we bought a house, I always did my sewing at the kitchen table. We didn’t have a formal dining area. So, this multi-purpose room (for sewing, breakfast/lunch/dinner, homework, crafting) got a little crowded at times.
When we first moved in, my husband was kind enough to offer me his office table which is 180 x 60 cm. This is really a great table and matches another smaller table of 120 x 60 cm (both from IKEA) which I wanted to use for my sewing.
Of course, it is great to have such a LARGE table for basting and laying out patterns, and I was really thankful that my husband offered it to me.
I thought it took up too much space in my room to serve just one purpose of a table. I wanted storage room under the table. Do you know what I am talking about?
I read blogs and looked for solutions and found that other sewers also had the same “beef”. I needed a cutting table that was simple, easy, practical and multi-purpose.
This is the cutting table I ended up with. Isn’t it gorgeous?
3 (2 x 2) EXPEDIT Shelves (replace with KALLAX shelving unit)
We choose a birch coating just to knock off the look of redness of the beech wood. One coating is enough. Let it dry for a couple of days. Sand with fine sand paper.
Oh, my hubby only stained the top and sides per my request. If your counter top is not super flat, you will want to stain the side that is bowed up like a boat. When you screw the board down to the base, it will level out better.
Fastening the cutting table top to the base
Then we put the counter top on the floor right side down and the base on top. We centered the base, pre-drilled holes for the wood screws. Then, screwed the L-Brackets to three adjacent sides of the counter top.
We flipped the base back over and slid the counter top over one end. Then the counter top was screwed to the last side and then to the base.
We carefully flipped the table back over one last time and voilà!
See the full tutorial of the sewing room cutting table on my blog.