|Linnmon/Finvard adjustable worktable from Ikea.|
1. Fold-Away Table and PVC Pipe
If you have a fold-away table like the two below, PVC pipe is your friend. You can get PVC pipe at any hardware center such as Home Depot or Lowe's. First, measure the table leg from the joint of the leg to the floor (see Diagrams 1 and 2). To raise your worktable, decide on the new height you want the table to be. To get this number, measure from the top of the table up to somewhere just above your belly button. Cut four 1.5" wide PVC pipes to these two measurements. Slip each table leg into the cut pipe.
The next option for raising your table is a bed riser. Bed risers can be purchased online or at a hardware or furniture store. Bed risers range in heights from approximately 3 inches to 8 inches.