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Craft table - what would you do?

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Craft table - what would you do?

Postby clothmama » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:49 am

I am so close to the end of my studies that I'm daring to dream ahead a few weeks :yahoo: I have an area upstairs that is currently my desk for study - I don't like the desk so want rid and am trying to work out what I'd like to do. I have a space that has probably 1.3 metres on one wall going up to some shelves and then the other way (in an L) there is a longer stretch - maybe 2 metres but then goes under a window so in theory could be very long!

What would you do if you could design a craft table? I'd like to be able to easily store and use my sewing machine an overlocker (preferably at the same time I guess), room for cutting too. My clever DH can build tables so I don't have any real limitations that way either!

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Re: Craft table - what would you do?

Postby ems101 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:23 pm

No flipping idea!! Sound rubikscube-esq to me ;) how very exciting to be turing the study into a craft room though, we will need before and after pics...

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Re: Craft table - what would you do?

Postby emmavmorgan » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:11 pm

If I could have any craft table I wanted I would have a long trestle type table with sockets sunk into the centre and lots of cupboard/shelves around the outside of the room. I would love to just have a clear space to work on and not to have to trail extension leads all over the place to plug stuff in.

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Re: Craft table - what would you do?

Postby Sunset » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:14 pm

We need pics :)

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Re: Craft table - what would you do?

Postby clothmama » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:35 am

I'd love an in the middle of the room style one but only have a corner as DH and I share the mezzanine as our office space. Love the idea of lots of built-in plug sockets though!

I had a bit of a look on line for some ideas and came across setting the sewing machine into the table. anyone got any thoughts on that?

I'll be sure to do some pictures :) am not home atm, am at the hairdressers!

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Re: Craft table - what would you do?

Postby Sunset » Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:07 pm

clothmama wrote:I had a bit of a look on line for some ideas and came across setting the sewing machine into the table. anyone got any thoughts on that?


That's essentially what a Horn cabinet does, it has hydraulic lift so you can alter the height of the machine to be flush with the table height. I've never used one but I guess it would be good to keep the fabric flat rather that it being raised up as it approaches the sewing machine. I assume you would need to lift it up if you are doing stuff like hemming trouser legs with the free arm


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