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    Hello. I'm on the hunt for a cutting table - preferably collapsible. Any suggestions? I have been looking at the Sullivans Home Hobby Table but it seems like it isn't very sturdy but it's really the only one on the market, so people are just making modifications. What are you all doing??? Thanks in advance.

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    Walmart folding table on bed risers. Poor folks cutting table. 5 years and counting.
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      #3
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      Dining room table... it works, hard on the back, but it's all I have room for.
      Katrina


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        If you have an Ikea within driving distance there are some wonderful hacks to convert Ikea products to a cutting table with storage underneath.

        If there is no Ikea nearby, try a table like this that does not fold in the middle
        https://www.walmart.com/ip/62HUAHZ5V...&selected=true

        The legs fold in and then you can store the table.

        Another idea that gives a really big surface is a hollow core door set on a trestle
        https://www.homedepot.com/p/JELD-WEN...0019/202036234
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          If you don't have a price limit, get a Martelli table....very expensive, but worth it!

          My husband, aka MM, made mine. I bought shelving units at Costco and he put them on a rolling base he made. Next, he topped it with some nice plywood. It is 4x6 feet and I love it! All the space underneath for storage! He hung a LED shop light overhead.
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            #6
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            I have a 6 foot wooden table I bought at a yard sale. The new tables all fold in the middle and are plastic. I don't like that fold in the center or the reek smell of oil based plastics. I was tired of all the crappy tables they sell now. The great thing about real wood is how solid it is and how long it lasts. I think I paid $15 at a yard sale for the table I have now.

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              #7
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              Would something like this work for you?

              http://www.correllinc.com/counterheight.html

              It's standing height, and folds up.

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                At the risk of being kicked off the forum for such an old fashioned idea, I would suggest using the old standby, the card table. It is 36 inches square, waist high, and folds up and down in like two seconds. I have one up in my sewing room (not for a cutting table) that I intended to put up temporarily-- and I haven't taken it down in 5 years except when we have company and need a kiddie table to eat at.

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                  Originally posted by jjkaiser View Post
                  At the risk of being kicked off the forum for such an old fashioned idea, I would suggest using the old standby, the card table. It is 36 inches square, waist high, and folds up and down in like two seconds. I have one up in my sewing room (not for a cutting table) that I intended to put up temporarily-- and I haven't taken it down in 5 years except when we have company and need a kiddie table to eat at.
                  You won't be kicked off this forum for proposing a frugal idea! But what card table is waist high? Unless you're a LOT shorter than me.

                  Like auntstuff, I use a church basement style banquet table with folding legs and bed risers. I put my big board ironing surface on top. Most of the time, I just throw my cutting mat on top of the ironing surface at one end of the big board and use the iron at the other end.

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                    #10
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                    I don't know of one that is collapsible except the Sullivans. I have one but needed more storage so I bought two of the Sterilite 4 drawer cabinets,(link below) took the legs off the Sullivans and put the top directly onto the top of the cabinets. Voila! a perfect height cutting table with 8 drawers of space underneath. Topped the whole thing with the cutting mat from Joanns that fits perfectly.
                    This link shows what I have in the light sand color but it seems to be unavailable any longer and they have these dark gray ones but are the same type drawers. Naturally the price is higher too but my set up is 12 years old.
                    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sterilite...BoC0o8QAvD_BwE

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                      My first table was a Costco one. Once you decide on a table, I added cut PVC pipes, slipped them on the legs to make the table height just for me. I recently removed the legs and put on mom's night table to make it higher so she can reach from her bed.

                      I since have acquired a friend's kitchen island top and added IKEA adjustable legs for waist height.

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                        #12
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                        I use a work bench that is adjustable in height. This one is 48x24 and a good size for the sewing room. I had a 72 inch WB but sent that to the garage. I have a wire basket under it to store notions.

                        https://www.samsclub.com/p/4ft-workb...lp_product_1_5

                        These also work well. Easier to adjust the table height according to your needs. The bar across the bottom would get in the way of extra storage.

                        https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-52...DB12/301809830

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                          #13
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                          Mine was a purchased 48" wide solid door from Home Depot latched on top of 2 discarded 36" wall cabinets. It is not collapsible but so wonderfully perfect height for cutting. This is in my quilting loft that I can't climb up to anymore. I had my cutting area on one end and my sewing machine close to the other end. There is a built in shelf that I put my foot control and trash bin on. I loved that set up. Oh the cost of getting old! It's not fun that's for sure! I have heard of people cutting the door in half to make a square so to save space.
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                            #14
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                            I use a 6' banquet table with PVC pipe extensions on the legs to make it higher.
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                              #15
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                              auntstuff, i agree! Same setup i have been using for years and works great! Easy on the back too.
                              Donna

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