We currently have the table in the office. Every time I need to get into the closet, I have to move the table back and forth to make room. A few weeks ago, the table decided it had been moved enough. As I grasped the table leg to move it back into place, the whole thing came right off in my hand. Luckily my husband happened to be sitting there and quickly moved to hold up that side of the table so that I could move all my things onto the ground so they didn't fall. What I didn't realize at the time was that he was trying to tell me to clean off the ENTIRE table, not just that side. Yep, the whole thing was blowing apart. The sad thing is that about a week prior to this, I was telling him that I was going to need a new table soon because the surfaces weren't lining up flat anymore. Joke's on me, huh?
|Here's the table and pieces. It's bound for the|
recycling center this week. The table usually
has a silver ironing cover on it, but I rescued that
and will attempt to reuse it.
Anyway, after some quick moving and dissolving into a laughing fit, I asked him what we should do. Obviously I have to have a cutting table. We looked online at the new JoAnn version. It's gone up quite a bit in cost since we last bought one and it doesn't look like the quality has gone up with the price. We decided to take a trip to IKEA to get parts. Here's what we have so far:
|Three white Expedit shelves from Ikea, $40 ea.|
|59 x 30 birch table top from scratch and dent section, $12.|