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Cutting table

Celia

Cutting table
« on: July 11, 2019, 09:53:16 AM »
Kitchen decluttering is now nearly done but I feel a bit more of a revamp coming on, do I buy a new table if so do I buy one from ikea that will go up and down to turn into a cutting table.

Has anyone got one?  I am restricted in size but think I can just squeeze one in, I will try to link the one I am looking at later but really would just love some suggestions


Efemera

Re: Cutting table
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2019, 10:07:45 AM »
I bought one.... I bought this one
160x80...not cheap but fantastic, I love it.
The lowest position is great for sewing on, it’s sturdy and doesn’t vibrate.
https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/bekant-desk-sit-stand-white-s99061198/

So Chic

Re: Cutting table
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2019, 10:17:24 AM »
I have a Horn cutting table which folds down to 36" x 14" but the height is not adjustable.  Lack of space was the reason for choosing this one rather than the Ikea version.
So Chic
Bernina Artista 630, Bernina 800DL, Janome Cover Pro 1000CP,  elderly Singer Touch & Sew 720G and Pfaff Overlocker hiding in loft

Holly Berry

Re: Cutting table
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2019, 12:07:44 PM »
I’ve got a Horn too. This one https://hornfurniture.co.uk/horn/cut-easy-mk2/

It’s so versatile, I only use it fully open when I’m cutting out. The ironing board is useful too.
Procrastination get behind me

Gernella

Re: Cutting table
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2019, 13:15:47 PM »
I've fancied one of these little Horn cutting out tables for a bit, but the price keeps going up.  I think it's going to be a toss up between the table and the Horn chair.
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Holly Berry

Re: Cutting table
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2019, 13:32:02 PM »
I've fancied one of these little Horn cutting out tables for a bit, but the price keeps going up.  I think it's going to be a toss up between the table and the Horn chair.

Go for the table. I bought an office chair for much less than the Horn. It has height, tilt and lumbar adjustments.
Procrastination get behind me

Lollipop

Re: Cutting table
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2019, 15:22:36 PM »
I got this from Ikea really good value but not so easy to adjust as some others.
https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/thyge-desk-white-silver-colour-s89110934/
Was Sewnanny

Celia

Re: Cutting table
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2019, 17:19:39 PM »
Thank you everyone, I think I am going to have to pass at the moment we really can only get a table of about 120 x 70 in as a maximum and it has to be able to be used as a kitchen table too, never mind I can dream.

StitchinTime

Re: Cutting table
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2019, 17:36:18 PM »
You could get some furniture risers to increase the height of the kitchen table when you need to use it as cutting table. It wouldn’t be as elegant as some of the options you’ve been looking at, but it would be an awful lot cheaper.

Celia

Re: Cutting table
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2019, 17:38:55 PM »
@StitchinTime that is a great idea, after all I don’t cut out every day probably not even every week these days. Thank you

Efemera

Re: Cutting table
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2019, 17:39:40 PM »
Thank you everyone, I think I am going to have to pass at the moment we really can only get a table of about 120 x 70 in as a maximum and it has to be able to be used as a kitchen table too, never mind I can dream.

There’s this one...it’s the same as the electric one but hand crank.
https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/skarsta-desk-sit-stand-white-s49084965/

Kad

Re: Cutting table
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2019, 18:29:47 PM »
There’s this one...it’s the same as the electric one but hand crank.
https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/skarsta-desk-sit-stand-white-s49084965/
I've got this one, it winds up high enough for me to cut out on, and I'm 6'tall and goes down as far as I'd ever need it to.. it's available with a choice of table top sizes, or was when I got mine.
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hiltonclare

Re: Cutting table
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2019, 17:25:17 PM »
Hello,
Last week I called in to a local used office furniture company to see a height adjustable table they had. I wanted a manually adjustable table that I could sew on (had to be super sturdy with no vibrations) and then be able to raise up for cutting out on.
I ended up buying an electric height adjustable table. I too only had space for a table 120 x 60cm in size. They were so helpful, they can put any top on any table in any colour they have in stock. They even delivered it for free the next morning and carried it upstairs for me.
I have to say it’s fantastic! I have it about 69cm high for sewing, 75cm as a desk, and about 100cm high for standing up with my laptop.
I have a Bernina 570QE and it vibrated on every other table I tried, but not this one even when high up. Not that I sew standing up much!  Anyway, it’s worth bearing in mind if you’re still looking for a table. Their website is https://lamoffice.com/office-products/sit-or-stand-desk and they deliver all over. There are height adjustable desks on Amazon by Flexispot that have 120 x 60cm tops too.
Good luck with your search.
Clarie  :D

sewingj

Re: Cutting table
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2019, 09:10:07 AM »
I’ve got a Horn too. This one https://hornfurniture.co.uk/horn/cut-easy-mk2/

It’s so versatile, I only use it fully open when I’m cutting out. The ironing board is useful too.

@Holly Berry   is this sturdy enough to actually sew on?

Holly Berry

Re: Cutting table
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2019, 09:27:26 AM »
@sewingj I spoke to Horn before I bought mine and they said not a sewing machine because of it’s weight and “bounce”, but an overlocker or coverstitch would be ok.

I would find it too high to sew on anyway, as I would have to stand up to sew. If I sat on a bar stool type chair I couldn’t reach the foot pedal.
Procrastination get behind me