Sewing Cabinet with Inlaid Metal Tile Accents #1: Introduction

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Blog entry by Ron Stewart posted 09-05-2021 09:23 PM 355 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This series of posts documents the design and construction of a storage cabinet I built to hold my wife's sewing machine and related accessories and supplies. It’s made of 3/4” maple plywood with solid maple trim.

Each door is a plywood slab with two inlaid metal tiles, maple ‘X’ accent inlay strips, and maple trim.

The metal tiles are the focal point of the cabinet. We bought them about 16 years ago, and we’ve always loved them. We used them for a wall art project for our kitchen. We replaced that display with a photo gallery wall earlier this year, and we’re glad we could reuse a few of our favorite tiles.

The finish is General Finishes Polyurethane Water Based Topcoat (flat sheen) toned with GF Water Based White Wash stain. For the black pieces, I used Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch 2x Flat Black spray paint.

The overall concept was my wife’s idea, based in part on an At Home Mora 2 cabinet she saw online.

My part was helping define the final dimensions and modeling, building, and finishing the actual cabinet.

-- Ron Stewart

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