Best Craft Tables

Review & Comparison, Last Update August 29, 2017
If you like sewing, scrapbooking, drawing, and all kinds of handiwork, you need to have a convenient craft table that will be your cozy working place. The choice is huge but is it really so simple to choose the right one? You wish! Our new review will help you get an excellent craft table. ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
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Design
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PROS
This sewing table looks really nice and fits into any room with white furniture. The art's table is made of non-toxic recycled materials.
CONS
No accessories are included in a shipping package.
OUR VERDICT
This crafting table is ideal for storing all kinds of stuff required for drawing, sewing, and particularly scrapbooking. The real wonder for any creative person!
detailed parameters
Best for
Handicraft, Scrapbooking Sewing
Measurements
30'' x 53.5'' x 23.75''
Work surface
53.5''(W) x 23.75''(D)
Design
Modular / Immovable
Work surface material
Laminated particleboard
Available colors
White, Chocolate, Maple
Convenience
Central sliding drawer (divided for storing different small items), Side drawers, 5 12''x12'' angled adjustable shelves, Deep sliding compartment (with a sliding shelf inside)
PROS
This craft room furniture looks just like a usual cabinet but it takes several seconds to turn it into a huge craft desk. The work surface of the crafter's table is highly resistant to scratches, stains, and high temperatures.
CONS
This craft table lacks stability when it's unfolded.
OUR VERDICT
Sauder sewing table is an ideal solution for small premises because of its transformation capabilities. Perfect for sewing.
detailed parameters
Best for
Sewing, Handicraft
Measurements
28.5'' x 40'' x 19.5''
Work surface
62.5''(W) x19.5''(D)
Design
Movable / Folding
Work surface material
Laminated particleboard
Available colors
White
Convenience
Caster wheels, Quick transformation, Useful organizer for small items, Sewing machine storage shelf, 2 adjustable shelves, 2 storage bins (attached to the door)
PROS
South Shore craft table includes 4 open adjustable shelves where you can place anything - from sewing accessories to books. This craft desk makes a great complement to the decor of any room.
CONS
Too big for a cramped room.
OUR VERDICT
South Shore is not only a great crafting table for sewing, scrapbooking and other kinds of handicraft, but it's also a fantastic school desk. Win-win choice!
detailed parameters
Best for
Handicraft, Schoolwork
Measurements
Storage unit: 59.25'' x 31.41'' x 11.5'', Table: 30.04'' x 53.3'' x 29.29''
Work surface
41.81''(W) x 29.29''(D)
Design
Modular / Immovable
Work surface material
Laminated particleboard
Available colors
White, Black
Convenience
4 storage compartments (above the work table) separated by 2 adjustable shelves, 2 lower storage shelves
PROS
The steel frame of this project table is extremely durable. This craft table can be used as a light table, which is used for drawing.
CONS
The assembly of this crafting desk is rather difficult.
OUR VERDICT
Studio Designs is the best pick for architects, designers, and painters who need a large and flat work surface and good illumination.
detailed parameters
Best for
Painting, Handicraft, Drawing, Modeling
Measurements
31.5'' x 43.25'' x 24''
Work surface
38''(W) x 24''(D)
Design
Immovable
Work surface material
Tempered safety glass
Available colors
Silver/Blue, Black/Black, Black/Clear, Red/Black, Yellow/Black glass
Convenience
Top angle adjustment (6 positions, up to 35 degrees), 3 plastic slide-out drawers for storage, Pencil ledge
PROS
This sewing table is really easy to assemble, you can start using it soon after unpacking. The table is rather compact and fits into any small bedroom.
CONS
Offers little space for storage numerous sewing and scrapbooking accessories.
OUR VERDICT
This craft station will be an amazing sewing table for any tailor. Best choice for small rooms!
detailed parameters
Best for
Sewing, Handicraft
Measurements
29.5'' x 31.5'' x 19''
Work surface
51''(W) x 19''(D)
Design
Movable / Folding
Work surface material
MDF
Available colors
White
Convenience
Fold-down leaf for space saving, Sewing machine storage shelf, 4 side shelves, Rotating lockable casters

What is a Craft Table?

People who like sewing, scrapbooking, drawing and all kinds of handicraft need a comfortable place to work at. In other words, a convenient craft table is a must. If you thin a computer desk or a dining table can be used for this purpose, you are wrong. First of all, any handicraft requires lots of small items that need to be always at hand. No need to mention, a PC desk is totally unsuitable for storing sewing and scrapbooking accessories and other similar stuff. That's why crafting tables are used and many of them are available on the market today. These art desks usually have lots of drawers and shelves for storage, a special place for a sewing machine, and so on. Remember that handicrafts require precision that cannot be achieved without a convenient workplace.

And since this is a craft project table review, we recommend you to take a look at our shortlist of the best sewing machines. Also, sewing and scrapbooking is impossible without cutting some patterns out and that's why you should consider getting one of the cutting mats we have picked.

What Features to Compare

Type and Measurements

The first issue to consider when choosing a craft table is the size of the room you are going to place it in. No need to say, the measurements and type of the desk are of utmost importance. Handicraft is an accurate occupation and you need a full concentration, which is impossible without a comfortable crafting desk. Now, let's go over the major types of craft tables:

  • sewing tables,
  • crafting desks,
  • drawing (drafting) tables.

Each type is designed to provide you with the most convenient workplace possible. If you need a sewing table, make sure to choose the one with a relatively large work surface since a typical sewing machine takes the space of about 18''x8'' and this kind of table must have plenty of free space for placing fabric and cutting it properly. Therefore, a good sewing table usually has the work surface of at least 40'' wide. The optimal height of a craft table is about 30''; such a height allows you to effortlessly work at it, no matter whether you are sitting or standing. Also, the load on your back is minimal if you use this kind of a crafting table.

Design and Material

craft tables are different in terms of design and they are made of various materials. The majority of crafting desks are made of wood-based materials while others have a steel frame and a glass work surface. The laminated particleboard and MDF are the most widespread wood-based materials used for making sewing tables; such desks are affordable, safe, have various shapes, lots of shelves and drawers, etc. Moreover, the laminated coating is very scratch-resistant, meaning such a crafting desk will look as a new one even after several years of use. Designers and architects should prefer the tables with a steel frame and a glass work surface (which can be backlit). If you adore scrapbooking and similar crafts, you should choose a desk with lots of shelves so that all the accessories are always at hand. The best crafting desks have a folding design, which means they allow you to save space in a room. A folding crafting table looks like an integral part of the furniture in your room, but you can turn it into a huge desk for sewing or handicraft really fast. Crafting tables can be either immovable or movable (the latter have small caster wheels). Those customers who might need to navigate the table around the room should consider lightweight and compact tables to do so with no effort.

Convenience and Extras

We have already mentioned that convenience is the priority feature for crafting tables and that's why we recommend you to choose the desk depending on your own preferences. If, for example, you adore scrapbooking, choose a table with several drawers and an organizer (with numerous small compartments for tiny accessories). If you wish to use a sewing machine, make sure to get the sewing table with a special shelf for storing the machine. Otherwise, you will need to store it somewhere else, which - agree - isn't quite comfortable. If you are an architect or an artist, choose a desk with an adjustable work surface (i.e. the one that can be tilted).

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South Shore Crea Collection Craft Table

Type and Measurements

South Shore Crea is an immovable crafting table that is perfect for any kind of handicraft. You can use this craft desk for scrapbooking, macramé, weaving, and so on. All the accessories you need can be easily placed on the flat work surface (which measures 53.5 inches wide and 23.75 inches deep) of this craft table. The overall size of this crafting desk is 30 x 53.5 x 23.75 inches (HxWxD), so this unit can be placed even in a small room.

Design and Material

This amazing crafting table is made of laminated particleboard, so the surface is resistant to scratches and high temperatures. Also, the manufacturer claims the material is made of recycled wood and, therefore, each table is eco-friendly. Unlike many other craft desks, this one is immovable, so think well before assembling it. There are drawers and shelves on both sides (left and right) of this crafting desk, so you have plenty of space for all kinds of accessories. Assembling the table takes just about 2.5 hours and 2 adults can do it without any troubles.

Convenience and Extras

South Shore craft table has a lot of storage space, so no matter what kind of handicraft you practice, you will be able to have everything at hand. First of all, there's a central sliding drawer where you can keep your laptop, tablet, pens, pencils, and so on. There are 2 interchangeable modules with lots of shelves and drawers. One of the modules contains a deep sliding compartment with a sliding shelf inside it. Another module consists of 2 parts: there are 3 adjustable shelves on the front side and several shelves for the paper on the right side. Therefore, this craft table gives you plenty of space for storing the paper, magazines, and so on. Actually, this table is super-functional even for a student, so you can get one for your kid and he or she will have a chance not only to improve the school grades but practice some hobby as well.

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South Shore Crea Collection Craft Table, White
South Shore Crea Collection Craft Table
South Shore Crea Collection Craft Table
 

Sauder Sewing Craft Cart and Table

Type and Measurements

Sauder is a movable sewing table for sewing and cutting. Moreover, it's a folding table that is rather compact when folded and turns into a huge sewing desk when unfolded. Sauder has plenty of space for storing the sewing machine; the overall measurements are 28.5 x 40 x 19.5 inches (HxWxD), so you can place this desk even in a small room. The work surface (when unfolded) reaches 62.5 x 19.5 inches (WxD), so you can sew any pieces of clothing - from a mini skirt to an evening dress.

Design and Material

We have just mentioned that this is a folding table, meaning you can make it bigger or smaller. Moreover, you can move this craft table since it has caster wheels. To unfold the table, you just need to lift the side drop leaf, then roll the front left door so that it gets right under the extension. That's it - you get a huge work surface for sewing. The sewing machine can be stored inside the table. Speaking of the material this crafting table is made of, it's a laminated particleboard that is resistant to scratches and rather durable.

Convenience and Extras

Sauder sewing table looks like a conventional cabinet and suits any furniture. As we've already described, this unit transforms quickly into a large sewing table. For tailor's convenience, this table has 2 adjustable shelves behind the right door; these shelves are very comfortable for accessing and storing the stitching. And since they are adjustable, you can remove them and find the item you need.

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Sauder Sewing Craft Cart and Table
Sauder Sewing Craft Cart and Table
 

South Shore Craft Table and Storage

Type and Measurements

This South Shore model is an immovable crafting table that you can place in your office or bedroom. This compact item can be used as a desk for handicraft and as a laptop desk. Moreover, this is an excellent choice for students - place it flush against the wall and you will get a lot of storage space for books, manuals, and notebooks, while the table itself will serve as a comfortable laptop desk. If you have a kid of a school age - this crafting table is perfect! The overall size of this table is as follows: 30.04 x 53.3 x 29.29 inches (HxWxD) - quite a lot for your work and hobby. Finally, let's mention the space of the work surface - it's 59.25 x 31.41 inches (WxD).

Design and Material

The South Shore craft table and storage unit are made of laminated particleboard, which can withstand a substantial load. The storage unit with all the shelves is usually placed against the wall, though some people place the table against the wall, making a cozy space that allows them to fully unleash their imagination and creativity. As for the available colors, this art desk is available in white and black finishes, so most people can quite easily pick the right one.

Convenience and Extras

The storage unit of this craft table has 4 shelves in the upper part and you can adjust their height. They are very convenient for placing the items you wish - books, magazines, souvenirs, etc. The lower part of the storage unit has a shelf that divides the space into 2 fairly large shelves. They are very good for storing a printer, for example, or for other peripherals. Actually, this craft table is an excellent desk for any office and if you wish to create a relaxing and ambient atmosphere at your workplace, get this crafting desk and you will certainly be satisfied with its convenience and functionality!

South Shore Craft Table and Storage
South Shore Craft Table and Storage
 

Studio Designs Futura Craft Station

Type and Measurements

Studio Designs Futura craft station is an immovable drawing table that is most suitable for architects, artists, designers, as well as for people involved in modeling. No need to mention, this unit is also a great crafting desk that you can use for many kinds of handicraft. Speaking of the measurements of the desk, they are as follows: 31.5 x 43.25 x 24 inches (HxWxD), which means an A1 sheet of paper can be placed on this craft table. The working surface is amazing, too: 38 x 24 inches (WxD).

Design and Material

This crafting table stands out of other units on our shortlist due to its design: the work surface is made of tempered blue glass while the frame is made of steel tubes. As it goes from, the very design, this desk can be used as a light table, which is essential for professional drawing. Also, we should mention that the tempered glass can be different: transparent (blue) or not (black), so keep that in mind when making your choice. The frame of this crafting table can be painted in different colors as well, so you can pick the one suitable for your interior.

Convenience and Extras

Studio Designs Futura crafting table is a real assistant for any artist, architect or designer. You can tilt its working surface at an angle up to 35 degrees (there are 6 available positions). There are special places for pens and pencils on each side of the work surface so everything you need is always at hand. This table also has 3 molded plastic slide-out drawers that you can mount on either side of the table. If you need a drafting table, this one is second to none!

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Studio Designs Futura Craft Station
Studio Designs Futura Craft Station
 

Southern Enterprises Sewing Table

Type and Measurements

Southern Enterprises craft desk is a handy, compact, and extremely useful sewing table for any tailor. This unit is really small in size and takes little place, so if you like sewing clothes for yourself, this table is right for you. In other words, it's a great sewing table for homemakers and novice tailors. The work surface of the table is 51 x 19 inches (WxD) but if you fold a leaf, the table will become more compact: 29.5 x 31.5 x 19 inches (HxWxD). Thus, if your bedroom is rather small, you can still find some place for it.

Design and Material

Just like most other craft tables, this amazing sewing desk is made of MDF that is rather durable and serves well for many years if you don't damage the worktop on purpose. Since it's a folding sewing table, it's rather handy in use and even a child can use it. So, if you would like your kid to learn how to sew well, this table will be highly suitable. This craft table features an 'open' design, which means it has no drawers. Simple yet highly useful!

Convenience and Extras

One side of the sewing table has the leaf that you can lift up, set a rest, and increase the worktop space. The other side contains 4 shelves for storing different sewing accessories you need. Of course, you can place several organizers on those shelves, an iron, some books, and so on. This sewing table has a special lower shelf for storing the sewing machine. If you need to move this craft desk, no problem - it has 4 caster wheels that you can lock so that the table doesn't move when you are working.

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Southern Enterprises Sewing Table
Southern Enterprises Sewing Table
 
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