Tuesday, November 5, 2013

My New Cutting Table...

I'm so excited that my new cutting table is finally finished and in my sewing room!  And although it took a while, it was so worth the wait.

My new custom cutting table
My very handy husband custom built this for me.  The top is 4 feet by 6 feet which should be plenty big enough for any project.  I've already filled the 3 drawers with all my handy sewing notions, rotary cutters, etc.  I'm planning to put a couple of baskets on the shelf underneath, but haven't found ones I like yet.


I'm going to put my ironing board along the backside of it.  It's 2 feet by 6 feet so it's the same length as the table.  It's also the same height.  I need to replace the cover on it this weekend.

The cutting table wouldn't fit up our stairs in one piece, so my husband built it to be modular.  He finished with the construction in early September, but it's taken since then to get it painted.  We used an oil based enamel paint that required 24 hours drying time between each coat.  I sanded between each coat as well.  Each piece needed 4 coats; however, we had a plethora (love that word) of kamikaze gnats that kept diving into the drying paint and messing up the finish.  I've lost count of the actual number of coats of paint this table received, particularly the table top.  In any case, it meant that it has taken a lot longer to finish than expected.

Modular pieces ready for assembly
I also have to mention that this is actually the second cutting table my husband built.  He built the first using specifications I gave him.  It was awful!  It was so large and clunky.  I am definitely not a furniture designer.  But he was incredibly sweet and built me the new one.  This time I just told him what I needed and let him design it.  It turned out perfectly.

First awful cutting table
This weekend he's planning to start on my sewing table, which is a simplified version of my cutting table.  As long as the gnats stay away, it shouldn't take near as long to finish!

Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. 
Lamentations 3:23 (NLT)

6 comments:

  1. THat is a very nice cutting table! Did he use any of the wood from the first one ot leave it together for a work bench for himself?

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  2. WOW! Your hubby is really talented at carpentry! That is a table that all quilters would love to have, and now you have it! It looks WONDERFUL there in your new sewing space!

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  3. Just lovely! Enjoy working on it.

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  4. Oh lucky you! It is beautiful and should provide many happy hours of cutting. Enjoy! :-)

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