Sewing Table

Hello, Easter weekend and Simon has decided that the first thing he want to do (get out of the way)is my new Cutting table, as I remarked in one of my previous posts we had all the bits they just needed to be screwed together.

We didn’t actually have all the bits, but a quick drive to B&Q fixed that. We bought the base, castors and fixing blocks.

I had already put together the Kallax units, Simon just went round and tightened up all the joints so they were all flush with the top.

He set the units up on a spare peice of wood that we had so he had a firm base to work with as the end unit wasn’t quite as wide as the two units together he centered the one on the end, now he says he wishes he had lined it up with the front, his original thought was to make it reversable.

after some careful measuring he screwed the base on so that all the units were held together by 1/2 inch board.

Then we had a discussion as to whether we should screw the wheels on first or just turn it over, he decided to put the wheels on first we decided on 6.


Simon enjoying a cup of tea before continuing the build

Simon enjoying a cup of tea before continuing the build

After turning the unit over onto it’s wheels, Simon straped the two pieces of the top together


As Simon had decided to use corner brackets to attach the table to the base units he decided that this could hold them together. He had initially thought to use another bit of board to hold the structure together but looking at it on its wheels he thought it would make it too high.


Simon added a couple of white fixing blocks to give the top added stability and there my new table was all lovely and screwed together.


I can pull the table out when I want to walk all the was round, it’s a bit hard to start but once it gets moving it is all right, the only thing we aren’t sure about is if I’ll be able to use my sewing machine on it. The table is great for standing at and cutting out patterns which is what I wanted it for, I was fed up with kneeling on the floor, but might be too high for sitting at, but as I pointed out to Simon there is plenty of room at what is now my new computer desk (old sewing table) for me to put my sewing machine on if I find it is too high to be comfortable.

Posted on 10/04/2015, in ikea and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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