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I am looking at getting a sewing table. (Very very exciting). I have heard of Horn and know they are good quality but I have also seen the RMF ones. I was wondering if anyone had any advice or recommendations to help me with my choice. Or if anyone has and RMF table and knows how they my compare.
I hope I was right to start a new thread, Katy, I thought the comparison would be useful.
Thank you very much.
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Yes, you're right at starting a new thread Lillian. Sewing tables come in all shapes and sizes...the more gadgets they come with the more expensive they are, and it all depends on your needs and the room you have. I've got two old IKEA tables with removable legs that have done me for the last 25 years or so. There's room under them for small chest of drawers and room on top for other bits and pieces.
I hope you find something that is perfect for you.
|stephs stitches.||08/12/2015 12:24:15|
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I would definitely go down the route of just a desk or table that fits where you need it to. But one point I would bear in mind next time I get one is the height of the table. I got myself a nice big desk from eBay a few years back for around £30 - great. But it's a bit too high to make use of the knee press with my machine, I don't mind this too much but it's worth thinking about.
|Marian C||08/12/2015 12:25:56|
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There are two horn cabinets for sale on this site - there were three, but I bought one of them a couple of months ago and am delighted with it. Luckily, the seller was relatively close by and the cabinet fitted in my small hatchback car.
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Good point Steph, my IKEA tables, although they've been brilliant, could actually be an inch or two higher. It's better on the lower back if you don't have to stand at an angle each time you are cutting.
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Hi Lillian, I have had two different Horn tables for ages and do like them, particularly the airlift which means on my Pfaff I can have it flatbed or up a bit to use it like a sleeve board, if you understand what I mean? Also they close up if you want to shut your machine away. Horn sell the plastic inserts for all major machines.
|Glenda F||08/12/2015 21:38:41|
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Hi Lillian , I was lucky enough to to be given a horn table . Love the way the sewing machine sits inside it and it has storage for other bits
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Thank you all for your advice it has been helpful. My mum went back to the shop where they sell both the RMF tables and the Horn cabinets and spoke to the owner. Apparently they are stocking less horn cabinets as they feel that the quality has reduced and they are not as good as they used to be. I don't know if any of you have had experience of this?
Anyway, I am still weighing up my options. If I commit to a specialised cabinets even second hand it is expensive so I want to make the right choice. Saying that you have made some very good points about getting standard tables. We will see.
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