Custom Sewing Station

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Project by Alongiron posted 02-15-2015 12:50 PM 3287 views 6 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally finished up a sewing station for a special couple here in town. The top has hinges on it to make extensions when working on large items. When open it measures 48” at it widest and 90” in length. It also includes a shelf that will hold the sewing machine precisely at the proper height when used with the special insert that fits the machine. All 5 drawers; or baskets, can be removed easily for access while the station is fully open. I made 3 matching doors. For the large door, I used dowels and biscuits to keep it as solid as possible. If you look closely at the first picture, you can see that I was able to reuse the cutout from the top so she can use it as normal desk when not sewing. The cutout is held in by blocks mounted under the top. The drawer dividers sit in stopped dados. It is made from solid Hickory and Hickory veneer plywood to match the couples other cabinets and trim in their home. It is finished with 2 coats of clear shellac and waxed to a nice smooth and shiny finish. It was a fun but difficult project to build. Here are the plans and guidelines that I followed to make this one to her exact needs.

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#1 posted 02-15-2015 05:14 PM

You’re good, Steve. YOU ARE GOOD!

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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#2 posted 02-15-2015 06:24 PM

Very nice station!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 02-15-2015 06:43 PM

Nice Work.

-- Christian, Husband, Grandpa, Salesman, amateur Woodworker.

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#4 posted 02-15-2015 08:57 PM

I really like the looks of the Hickory. Great job, thanks for sharing.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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