Then there was the height issue. I'm 5' 2 1/2" and so I like a low counter in the kitchen to cut veggies or knead bread dough on, but I was leaning over too far to cut for long periods of time on this desk. Yes, I could have put something under the legs, but I just never got around to finding that perfect gizmo that would be the right height and would be stable as well.
Then in August as I searched for fabric paints at Joann's I happened upon a cutting table that could fold up and roll into a corner; it was on one of those Joann super sales and I couldn't resist. It sat for a long time in its box leaning on my workroom wall as I figured out what to do with all the stuff in the four desk drawers, a formidable task.
The assembly process was not an easy task either, and I am glad my husband was eager to take it on. And here it is with lots of room on its 36x59 3/4" top for holding that extra yardage or whatever else I need to put on it:
Yes, I could have straightened up a bit more to take the picture, but it is a workroom. That outer leaf goes down very easily by sliding the two front legs in toward the center so most of the time it looks like this:
Not only did I get a new table out of this but clearing out those desk drawers forced me to take the time to organize the shelves in that room so that things are much more findable. And if you are still with me, thanks for the company.