We were in the process of buying a new house while my friend Ella was getting ready to sell her house. I decided that I would probably have enough space for the cutting table that she was no longer going to have room for. Lucky for me, she hadn't had any takers!
My friend Maggie offered her truck and assistance in moving the cutting table to our new house. We arrived early one morning in late July. This is the sight we saw:
A drill and the table top:
Ella's handy husband was disassembling the components:
I tried to get photos from all the angles so that my own handy husband could reassemble it:
Ella was staying out of the way:
I tried to get a look at the location of all the connection points:
Once the top was off, the "table" is comprised of five assorted kitchen base cabinets:
I tried to get a good picture of the layout:
Maggie held the spacer in place so that we would know where it belonged:
One facia board was included:
The interim placement...
You may have seen this cabinetry jumble photo on Instagram:
DH was able to sort out the puzzle of what went where, but then there was a delay while we unpacked much of the rest of the house:
Late one night, the time for putting my new cutting table together arrived:
DH opted for leaving the cabinets upright and meeting the connection points where they sat:
Reinforcements were called in to help with the table top:
DS2 also helped me install the 40" x 72" cutting mat:
The next morning, I went up to the studio to get a photo of my new cutting table:
The room is still a work in progress, but I'm pleased to report that DH even found a near-perfect storage bin to fill the gap beside the narrow cabinet:
Thank you to Ella, Barry, and DS2 for the work they put into this adventure. As much as I appreciate them, the table wouldn't have come together without the assistance of DH and my friend Maggie! DH's puzzle solving and construction skills were instrumental in getting the table reassembled.
Special thanks to Maggie for her truck and her muscles! I seriously couldn't have made this happen without her:
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Until next time...