I changed a few things around in my sewing room and thought I would share some ideas I used for a "new" to me sewing table.
I needed a shorter, not so wide desk. I scrounged around in the basement and found an old coffee table I wasn't using anymore. I unscrewed the legs and that wooden skirt box along the under edge and placed the coffee table top on storage boxes I already had in my sewing room. I had 4 of them, so 2 for each side was perfect.
Instant sewing table...
I just stacked the 2 wooden boxes and used flat brackets to keep them together and "L" brackets to screw the top to the boxes.
These boxes were hand me downs from my sister, but file cabinets and a coffee table top would work too.
This is the perfect height for me!
and it's just long enough to keep a small ironing board to press as I'm sewing.
Here's another idea for you too...
My old sewing table was made from this table top. It's a cheap hollow core core I covered in vinyl. I cut it down to a smaller size and recycled it for a cutting table. I used a file cabinet on one side and 2 drawers on the other.
Here's the vinyl covered door.
These are 2 kitchen drawers from our kitchen renovation. I tipped them on their side and used brackets to attach them together and "L" brackets to attach to the top.
The drawers are perfect to use as a book shelf!!
Old file cabinet for support on the other side.
If your two items on each side are not quite the same height, you can add pieces of wood on top of the shorter piece to compensate for the difference.
Perfect cutting table.
The best part about all of these is that I can take them all apart and use them for something else, store them away and they are easy to move around.
I hope I inspired you to look around your home and see what you can find to make a diy desk of your own.
You can also find all sorts of things to use in thrift stores and yard sales!!
Thanks of stopping by,