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« : May 27, 2015, 11:42:01 AM »

Need to recover the top of my cutting table...anyone have a suggestion on what to use?  Painted it before, but after time it cracks and peels.  What holds up the best, carpet, tile, etc.?  Table is 14' x 5'

Thanks before hand for any suggestions.
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« #1 : May 27, 2015, 01:15:48 PM »

I staple masonite on the top and replace it if it gets bad after a while. It is cheap, smooth for cutting with the foam saw and easy to clean.
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« #2 : May 27, 2015, 03:38:12 PM »

My tables are made of the particle board that comes with a white "formica" laminated to it (brain cramp, can't recall the correct name).  I also have homosote toppers that I can put on and take off when I want to swap over for drapery work (requires a lot of pressing, and steam will bubble the "formica" finish without protection).  Over that I have custom fitted pads and a canvas topper that snaps into place to create a giant "ironing board".  I made them myself.

I do a variety of work; and Roman, London, and Austrian shades are part of it.  I have to have a surface that allows me to press the goods (so steam, heat, and humidity are part of the deal) and also pin things out to get a precise and "square" shape.  The homosote pcs. protect against steam degradation and allow for easy pinning.  Sure, it's work to "change over", but I build that into the quoted price for the work involved.  My canvas covers have been washed several times and still fit beautifully.  In drapery work, cleanliness is important!
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« #3 : May 27, 2015, 04:54:21 PM »

Thats Melamine, bobbin

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« #4 : May 27, 2015, 05:04:07 PM »

Uhh, yeah... the stuff!  thanks, Min..
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« #5 : May 27, 2015, 06:20:27 PM »

I don't use knives or heat on my cutting tables (unless I lay something down for that purpose)n , so I just staple some remnant herculite or clear out vinyl on and have at it. When they start to get grungy I recover. 

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« #6 : May 29, 2015, 01:45:32 AM »

I use linoleum, just go get piece at home store for $40 and staple to the sides, works great, easy to keep clean, can stick pins in and does not get dusty like the Masonite does, I used to do that too till I was introduced to the linoleum idea by a good friend. When I iron skirts I lay duck down and iron on that

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« #7 : May 29, 2015, 09:49:31 AM »

I got confused here, I meant Formica not Masonite.
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« #8 : May 31, 2015, 09:07:06 AM »

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I use linoleum,

Reminded me of this old joke:

In the deep South of the good ol' US of A, the very deep South, a woman goes into the pharmacy and tells the pharmacist that she needs some feminine napkins. The pharmacist asks, "How's your flow?" The woman says, "Linoleum."

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« #9 : May 31, 2015, 10:38:04 PM »

I made mine out of particle board topped with Peel & Stick linoleum floor tiles. This table is 25 years old.


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« #10 : June 01, 2015, 08:53:59 AM »

I don't use knives or heat on my cutting tables (unless I lay something down for that purpose)n , so I just staple some remnant herculite or clear out vinyl on and have at it. When they start to get grungy I recover. 

I do similar to Darren. I use vinyl fabric face side down. I'm careful not to use spray glue near my cutting table and replace about every 3 years.

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« #11 : June 01, 2015, 05:05:29 PM »

Back in Kenora I had a designated glue table. It was 3X8 with an 8" backsplash and I laid pieces of cardboard down on it.

I like to use the vinyl face up so I can tell the delivery guy to---" put it on the red table" or "use the blue saw horses".

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« #12 : June 03, 2015, 09:38:27 PM »

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Unbranded-Melamine-White-Panel-Common-3-4-in-x-4-ft-x-8-ft-Actual-750-in-x-49-in-x-97-in-461877/100070209

my cutting table is my sewing table so has to be slippery for the canvas to slide smoothlyoi tryied a different boat=rd and it was to sticky   non slippery

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