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Antione de Sainte-Exupery

how to build a big craft table - 25 - finished table base

After stressing for months over the design of my big workroom table for my studio (which will be used as a cutting table, sewing table, art table, craft table, etc.), I finally decided on a design and got busy building the first table yesterday. After looking at designs that included drawers, cubbies, shelves, and all kinds of fancy storage and organization, I noticed that I kept being drawn to the very simple workroom tables that had a large top with one big, open shelf underneath. So that’s what I decided to go with. But just about every single craft table/workroom table that I found with that design was built out of very rough lumber, like rough 4 x 4’s for the legs and 2 x 4 studs for the frame, and I didn’t want a rough, strictly utilitarian-looking table in my studio. So I came up with a design that used nicer lumber and will have a more polished look when it’s finished. I also decided to take the advice that many of you gave me and build two tables that can be hooked together when I need one long table (when I’m sewing draperies, for example), but can be […]

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how to build a big craft table - 25 - finished table base

After stressing for months over the design of my big workroom table for my studio (which will be used as a cutting table, sewing table, art table, craft table, etc.), I finally decided on a design and got busy building the first table yesterday. After looking at designs that included drawers, cubbies, shelves, and all kinds of fancy storage and organization, I noticed that I kept being drawn to the very simple workroom tables that had a large top with one big, open shelf underneath. So that’s what I decided to go with. But just about every single craft table/workroom table that I found with that design was built out of very rough lumber, like rough 4 x 4’s for the legs and 2 x 4 studs for the frame, and I didn’t want a rough, strictly utilitarian-looking table in my studio. So I came up with a design that used nicer lumber and will have a more polished look when it’s finished. I also decided to take the advice that many of you gave me and build two tables that can be hooked together when I need one long table (when I’m sewing draperies, for example), but can be […]

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