Published on February 19th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Sewing/Crafting table with Basket storage

Sewing/Crafting table with Basket storage

two Antonius Frame and Wire Baskets, Vika Amon Table Top

Description: This is a simple sewing/craft desk made with two Antonius Frame and Wire Baskets and the Vika Amon Table Top. I used four cable clamps and small wood screws per each Antonius frame to attach them to the table top after they were assembled. You could use brackets, but I found that the cable clamps were pliable and stretched over the frames to hold them on securely. Turn it over and it’s done!

Sewing/Crafting table with Basket storage
Sewing/Crafting table with Basket storage

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~ Andrea R., Cincinnati, Ohio

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13 Responses to Sewing/Crafting table with Basket storage

  1. Andrea Rahtz says:

    The blog link to my Posterous site will be gone as of April 30, 2013. To find an updated post about this desk please visit my new blog posting:

  2. Kori says:

    Thank you for posting this. I was looking for an inexpensive craft desk and this will totally fit the bill. The best part is all my craft supplies will fit in the wire baskets.

  3. Andrea says:

    It is 29 inches tall. I’d say it is a little short to use as a cutting table, in my preference. I like my cutting table to be a bit higher; I use a different table for that. It is better suited to be used as a sitting craft/sewing table.

  4. Anonymous says:

    As standing as a sewing table how high is it? Would you say this was a decent height for a cutting table and to use standing as well as sitting?

  5. Andrea says:

    Yes, I screwed the screws directly through the cable clamps into the tabletop. The table is made of particle wood, so they held well. Be sure to use short screws so you don’t screw through the whole top. Thanks!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Did you just screw the wood screws directly through the cable clamps and directly into the bottom of the table top? I love this idea!

  7. Andrea says:

    This is for the tabletop I used:

    Product dimensions
    Length: 39 3/8 “
    Width: 23 5/8 “
    Thickness: 1 3/8 “
    Max. load: 110 lb 4 oz

    Length: 100 cm
    Width: 60 cm
    Thickness: 3.4 cm
    Max. load: 50 kg

  8. vicp26 says:

    Hi, I am curious on the dimensions of the table top. Could you please email me about it? I love the table! Thanks. -Vic. [email protected]

  9. Andrea says:

    The Antonius frames are surprisingly sturdy. Since they are closer than table legs together, they support weight pretty well. I have my sewing machine on top and it does just fine. I guess it would depend on what you were looking to place on top. I probably wouldn’t sit on it ;)

  10. Anonymous says:

    How much weight can it support?

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