Is your sewing space small, with no room for a full sized cutting table? One of these folding tables may be a good solution for you.
While instructions are provided for making a version of all three types, feel free to adapt them to fit your space and needs. Unless you have woodworking skills, you’ll likely need help from someone with the right tools and construction knowledge. Or, look for similar ready-made solutions.
When planning your cutting table, be sure to take into account the height. Standard table heights are killer on the back when cutting for any length of time. Instead, find a good height for you by measuring from the floor to about 6 inches below your elbow.
A third cutting table idea is to create one with extensions on either side that fold up into place to expand the size of the table.
It’s hard to tell what the table above looks like opened up. It’s similar to the one below found on Pinterest (although a different size and height).
This folding table can be closed up and rolled into another space when not in use. Plus, you can open up one side or both, depending on how much space you need. And, since it was built specifically for cutting, the height of 35″ may be just right without having to make adjustments.
While detailed instructions aren’t provided, there is a printable cutting chart by maker @rpauley. You’ll find more constructions details in the Comments section below the table instructions.
The Norden table from IKEA (10 1/4″ W opening to either 35″ or 59″ 7/8″ x 31 1/2″ H) is an easier alternative. You may want to add coasters or otherwise increase the height. Learn more here.
We hope these suggestions help you find a cutting table solution that fits your space. You’ll find more clever folding table ideas at this Pinterest search.
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