When I re-did my crafting zone: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=258770.0
I wanted a new cutting table but wasn't sure when I'd get a chance to do it as I knew it was a two person task.
I have one of those fold up cutting tables you can get at Hancock's/ JoAnn's/ etc that are usually $100 on sale. I've had it for 5 years. I put too much weight on it and the plastic wheels were breaking and the gate legs had smooshed a bit making the top no longer flat all the way across. I also didn't like it's dimentions, 36" x 60". Hello! fabric is 45" wide at least!
Dad had a day off due him, mom took the kids outside to swim & play so me and my dad drew up a plan, hit Home Depot for the lumber & went to town.
Cost: $200, I have a second smaller table for my serger planned that was part of this cost.
Time: About 3 hours, with water breaks.
Dimentions: 48" x 62", 34" high (counter height, same as old table)
Materials: 1 4'x8' sheet 3/4 rough plywood
6 1x12 @ 6' long pine boards
1 4'x8' sheet write-on, wipe-off board ($12!!!) for my cutting surface. This was a real find as I originally thought to laminate it with the formica stuff, that would have been $50 for a sheet.
I still need to organize the shelves & finish the plywoods' raw edge with a veneer strip (which we forgot at HD).
gratutious shot of dad in progress. Yes I really did work on it myself, but I had to stop & take pics
front view showing more efficient use of under the table space. The old gate leg table was really hard to store stuff under the table.
If any one wants more detailed assembly info I have all the notes still