Continuing the resolution to get organized in the new year, I am straightening up my work table. After years of stooping over a regular-height table to cut out fabric projects, and hurting my back in the process, I finally got wise and bought an industrial shop table with a storage shelf underneath. Adjustable steel legs allowed me to raise the table up to a height of 35 inches, and adding casters to the feet gave me two extra inches. For a 5’11″ girl, having a 37-inch-high work table is fantastic. The Uline shipping supply company’s catalog calls the table a packing table but I call it the smartest purchase I have ever made! All of my piping rolls fit on the storage shelf along with my muslin scrap box, my home sewing machine, and, a couple of storage bins fit below the shelf allowing me to keep things stored neatly and out of the way while I work.
I chose a 36″ x 72″ grey laminate tabletop to stand up to the abuse from my scissors as I cut out fabric on a daily basis, but tabletops are available in other materials including stainless steel. The workspace is just deep enough for me to roll out a chair cushion’s width of fabric and long enough for the fabric roll plus my measuring tape, scissors, and pin box. When I work on smaller projects, I pull up a stool and work. I can measure, cut, and pin all projects on the table and my back never gets bent out of shape.
Do you have a favorite work table that you think might rival mine? Tell me about it in the comments!