DIY Cutting Table

DIY Cutting Table

While many of my friends have been at the beach for spring break, I stayed home and worked on projects.  A fall down my basement stairs precluded me from getting done as much as I wanted, but I did manage to get a few things done and the light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel on a few more.  It is possible that the fall had nothing to do with not finishing–it is highly possible (and even probable) that I tried to tackle too many things.

 

 

Like many of you, I drool over pictures of craft rooms I see (and pin) on Pinterest.  You know the ones–the tables, the cubbies, the peg boards–everything in its appropriate spot.  I am such a sucker for organization. I decided it was about time that I quit being envious of everyone else’s craft rooms and make one of my own.  My “all-purpose” room just wasn’t cutting it anymore.  I spent a lot of time on Pinterest getting ideas and finally designing one of my own. This post isn’t about my craft room, but it is about one of the projects I completed to go in my new craft room–a DIY cutting table.

This isn’t really a how-to since there’s not much to this project in terms of directions. Rather, it is an example of what you might want to do for your own sewing/craft room.

 

Supplies:

Ready to use

2 Cube Organizer Shelf (Target)

2 sets of wheels (Target)

2’x2′ piece of plywood (already cut at Lowe’s)

Paint and polyurethane

Wood glue

Small Command hooks

 

Directions (I guess):

Here’s all I did…

  1. Assemble organizer shelf

    Side view
  2. Attach wheels
  3. Sand, paint, and finish the 2’x2′ plywood with polyurethane; let dry
  4. Using wood glue, attach plywood to organizer shelf (mine is centered for stability); let dry
  5. On the sides of the unit, attach Command hooks to suit your quilting squares, triangles, rulers, etc.
  6. I also used some old tape measures to finish the sides of the cutting board.  I just used hot glue to affix them around the edge of the plywood.

 

 

 

 

 

Top View

 

 

Yup, that’s it.  If you don’t want wheels, they’re not necessary and will save you some money.  I like them because I can easily wheel the table into my living room if I want to watch TV while I work.  This was just step one in my new craft room.  I can’t wait to show you my completed room–just give me a couple of weeks!

 

 

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