I decided to take the top off the old cutting table and attach it to the new IKEA table.....best of both worlds!!! I get the stability I need and the extra depth I want.....OK and need too. I made a little trek to Lowe's after work today and picked up some L-brackets and some joiners and got to work. I joined the 3 pieces of the old table top together first. Then I flipped the IKEA table on top of it, and secured them together using the L-brackets. Attempted to flip it over and realized, it got REALLY heavy!!!!! But I managed. I've still got some muscle under this layer of winter insulation I guess. And now it's perfect!!! I'll have more pics tomorrow when I post my "before" and "after" pics of my room. I'm so excited that so many things are right within arms reach now. FABULOUS!!!!!