Fabric Organizer

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Project by RJones posted 11-29-2009 02:40 AM 3214 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In order to keep the boss happy and help in the organization of all her fabric I threw this together for her over the last couple of days. It’s constructed mostly from the scrap pile with the exception of the mdf dividers:) It’s primarly made from Hickory and top coated with 3 coats or so of a precat lacquer. It sits on 4 2” casters. The overall dimensions are about 44” long, 28” high and 24” deep. The top is open to the back side but the dividers stop half way so there’s twice the storage on the back side as well.


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#1 posted 11-29-2009 03:09 AM

Ooooo I bet it is heavy. Is it intended for fat quarters or bolt?

-- Tony

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#2 posted 11-29-2009 03:32 AM

Heavy it is!! Bolts on top everything else in the bottom:)


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#3 posted 11-29-2009 03:59 AM

Verrrry nice.

My wife’s becoming quite the quilter, herself. They build up fabric inventory 10 times faster than I can stockpile wood!

May have to make her one of those…..

-- -- Neil

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#4 posted 11-29-2009 04:04 AM

Oh man I so can not let me wife see this…. My wife has also gotten very into sewing recently and has quite the stockpile. Going to have to build her something soon.

The two sided is a great idea.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#5 posted 11-29-2009 04:14 AM

Thanks guys! Good to hear I am not alone with the stock pile thing! She filled both sides in about 30 minutes and had to throw some away! This doesn’t count the 6’ of upper cabinets that are filled as well…. I think she gets a sewing station then a yarn organizer after that… oops there’s a kitchen in there somewhere… but that’s after the paying customers!


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#6 posted 11-29-2009 08:31 AM

Very nice job, looks very well built. It would be a great woodworking magazine rack / project planner station just don’t call it a fabric storage cabinet or were all screwed….LOL! Great work.

We had a 4 bedroom house built, a master, a guest bedroom and a room for her sewing and a room for my fishing rod building. She has her room completely full with material and now she’s taken half of my room to store her supply. My wife makes clothes, quilts etc etc…. I figure as long as it makes her happy, as long as I can fill up the garage with tools and wood. However I definitely won’t be showing her this project, I’ll loose the rest of my room.

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#7 posted 11-29-2009 11:37 AM

Very nicely constructed fabric organiser. It can be used for storing other items also. Addition of castors was a good idea.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#8 posted 11-29-2009 04:20 PM

Very nice. Can you give some detail on how you installed the dividers?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 11-29-2009 04:24 PM

My wife just looked at it and said “she must not have very much fabric”

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#10 posted 11-29-2009 04:49 PM

Great question Charlie!
I hope the pic will help explain



Other than the joinery they are just sitting there and aren’t attached to the unit in any other way.


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#11 posted 11-29-2009 05:32 PM

Yes, I see. Nice drawing….thanks!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#12 posted 11-29-2009 07:31 PM

Very nice fabric storage I sent a link to a student of mine who is a master quilter.


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#13 posted 11-30-2009 03:54 AM

Very nice! Isn’t it great to be able to build something so useful out of “scrap” wood. This is how we can justify our tool purchases with our wives.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#14 posted 12-16-2010 07:00 PM

nice work. could you explain how you cut the joinery for the dividers?

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#15 posted 12-16-2010 07:10 PM

The pieces were all designed and cut on my CNC. However, it’s nothing that couldn’t be completed with a router and a simple jig


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