Hi everyone. Hope you're having a great start to the week. Today I wanted to share a quick tip to raise the height of your fabric cutting table or any table you are working at and you need it to be a little higher.
Here is an older picture of my sewing room that shows the height difference of 2 tables. These 2 tables aren't close enough now in my room to get a good picture.
The table on the left is my desk and the table on the right is my cutting table. These tables were hand me downs from my sister, so I'm not sure where she bought them. They are the farm table type with the oak tops and the white painted legs. I just painted them black.
As a side note, if you are looking for tables to use for sewing, cutting or crafting, I always look in thrift stores, yard sales or online. Just look at the basic style of the table and the legs, not so much the color or age. Paint is a wonderful thing!!
Now on to the leg extension idea...
Here is a close up of the leg of my cutting table with today's idea...a finial!!! See the white line I added to the picture? That finial added 6 inches to the height of my table.
This is today's Tool Time...a fence post finial. A finial is a decorative top to something. These are for the tops of fence posts or decks.
Here it is turned upside down like it would be in your table leg.
The fence post finial comes with the screw to attach it to the fence or the bottom of your table leg. If your finial doesn't have the screw, just buy a double ended screw.
If the top of the finial is too round, just sand it down to flatten.
This is the same picture of my table leg...the red line shows the height of the finial.
This is another style they sell. This would work if your table leg was square.
I don't have a picture of how to do it, because mine were added a long time ago by my sister, but just drill a hole in the bottom of your table leg a little smaller than the width of the screw that comes on the finial. Then screw in the finial.
If your finial doesn't come with a screw, you can buy a double sided screw. Threads on both ends (ask for help in your hardware store) Here's a picture of one.
The most important thing is to make sure your table leg is thick enough to drill the hole so it won't split the wood if it's too narrow.
Here is an old idea I shared if your legs are too narrow, but still want to raise the table up..
This is a narrow leg that I wouldn't drill into, but the bed risers work great.
Raising up your work table, especially your cutting table, really helps your back.
Of course, this is all revolves around your own height. You may need more or less in the height of your table according to how tall you are!!
Happy Tool Time,