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From: MAD14kt
Date: 05-31-2006, 01:14 PM (1 of 5)
:nervous: Does anyone have the Sauder Craft Armoire ? How would you rate it? I have limited space and need something that allows me to hide my products, work, equipment, etc. when guest comes. THANKS!!! :up:
"What is to give light must endure the burning"
User: MAD14kt
Member since: 12-21-2005
Total posts: 31
From: Patty22
Date: 05-31-2006, 02:09 PM (2 of 5)
I would wonder if the space for sewing is really functional and you need to think of the shelving and whether you actually have more than the unit can accommodate. It looks nice, but seems quite small.
User: Patty22
Member since: 03-29-2006
Total posts: 1194
From: beachgirl
Date: 05-31-2006, 09:03 PM (3 of 5)
I agree with Patty22. Also, even though it should have locking wheels on the support that folds down if your floor isn't very even they can cause your stuff on it to fall. I understand your problem & you use your own jugement about it but I think you'll out grow that very quickly for another reason. Just my thoughts about it.
User: beachgirl
Member since: 08-31-2004
Total posts: 615
From: bluebirdie
Date: 06-01-2006, 12:26 PM (4 of 5)
The armoire looks nice. But I have to agree with others that the working surface looks a bit small for sewing. But it's probably fine for crafts.

I also use a guest room as craft room. We have relatives coming to live with us from time to time so a hide-away storage/workspace is a must. After shopping for one for years, I finally gave up and designed a craft station. My husband built it for me. There is only one word for it: PERFECT!

Before DH built the craft station for me, I got by with a small foldable table and a storage unit from Costco. The small unit is on wheels with 10 plastic drawers and a crome top. I am still using it today with the custom craft station. It's less than $20 and the best investment I made in years. But it doesn't go with the decor and has to be wheeled into hiding when guests come.
- Robin
User: bluebirdie
Member since: 03-12-2006
Total posts: 139
From: MAD14kt
Date: 06-05-2006, 10:48 AM (5 of 5)
:up: Thanks for everyone's suggestion. I have took it all into consideration and have decided to go with a U shaped desk with hutch. This would allow me to grow. :wink:
"What is to give light must endure the burning"
User: MAD14kt
Member since: 12-21-2005
Total posts: 31
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