At this point I’m sure you’re wondering what “nesting cutting” tables could possibly mean, right? Well this is just sort of what happened unintentionally when I decided I wanted (a) cutting table. When I decided to purchase a cutting table I did my research. I wanted something that would fold down and roll out of the way when I wasn’t using it. BUT, being me, I can’t just stop with a “stock” table, I have to customize things. (really lucky, hubby is SUPER handy) I purchased my Sew Essentials cutting table from Joann’s. It was inexpensive and was on sale to boot!! Unfortunately I couldn’t find the link to share with you. This one is a similar table. This one has one foldout leg on each side and mine has two on each side. It may still be available in stores, but I didn’t find it on Joann’s website. Here comes the customization part: My husband fitted the three piece table top with Masonite!! It made such a great difference and now I don’t worry about messing up the white top with pencil, markers or anything else. It also weighed down the table a little bit which makes it more sturdy. I love this table and highly recommend it.
Nesting Cutting Tables??
One of the most important parts of any sewing studio is a cutting table. I love those large tables in professional cutting rooms, however in my home studio I would never have room for one of those. I’m very lucky to have a dedicated sewing/crafting studio in my home, but it’s not overly large. (especially with all the stash I have stuffed in there and SMAD…..shhhhh, it’s our secret).
Sew Essentials Cutting Table with Masonite Top.
BUT I didn’t stop there. While hunting around on CL I came across another cutting/storage table. It has a 1 inch grid pattern on the table surface which is very handy when crafting. I didn’t find any labels, so unfortunately I have know idea which store it came from. It was in perfect condition and as a BONUS, it nests under my other cutting table!! With a little hubby modification, it’s holds my Embroidery Machines and all their accessories.
CL Bonus Table with storage closed
On side 1 of the table there’s a door with 2 shelves. Hubby beefed up the top shelf to support a heavy machine.
Bonus table storage side 1
On side 2 there were 3 drawers that were not very useful so hubby modified them. He removed one of the drawers so a large machine would fit on the bottom and repositioned another to accommodate more machine accessories.
Bonus table storage side 2
Here they are “nested” together.
Cutting Table Top Open.
All in all, I’m very happy with my “nesting tables” configuration in my studio. I like the fact that I can get them out of the way when I’m not using them or open one or both for lots of cutting/crafting space.