Sewing room and tables

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Project by sandhill posted 09-28-2007 05:36 AM 3170 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a few pictures of the sewing room and sewing machine tables I made for my wonderful wife.

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#1 posted 09-28-2007 05:53 AM

What material did you use for the shelves? Do you have a jig to drill the holes for the adjustable shelves? If so did you buy it or make it? Thanks in advance.

-- Owen Johnson - aka IowaWoodcrafter

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#2 posted 09-28-2007 06:11 AM

I see my wife getting some ideas for me now. Your wife make quilts?

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#3 posted 09-28-2007 07:03 AM

Yes she is from the Mid-West and has been doing quilting on and off since she was a little girl. Don’t ask how long ago that was. LOL I use melamine pre drilled with simple Home Depots fasteners then edge-banded the arches that come out from the front base line. I constructed the toe kicks first and mounted the top of it and the bottom (no back) each case is supported by the one next to it and it goes wall to wall then I put an “L” bracket to hold each unit to the wall behind where they would be the least visible. It was a real simple project and I finished it in two days tables and shelves and it made big points with the wife.

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#4 posted 09-28-2007 09:14 AM

You have to love a project that makes the wife happy! So, what new tool are you planning on buying soon? :)

-- Robb

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#5 posted 09-28-2007 11:32 AM

well done.. everything is so convenient (and well organized, I must say).

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#6 posted 09-28-2007 04:50 PM

Great project! Got to love those practical projects that help us do things better – like organizing a sewing room.

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

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#7 posted 09-29-2007 06:55 AM

Wow I haveWow Thanks everyone, I was trying to reply to each one of you individually but kind of got mixed up as to who wrote what and who I sent an answer to. So forgive me for any miscommunication I posted. Everyone here at Lumber Jocks has been very genuine and kind. I have been to some other sites and sometimes you never even get a response, “not the case here though”. So Thank you all for your kind works. I will be sure to post the photos of the chairs when there done. If time permits I will also let you all know what problems I came across and how they were solved. I did find a way to correct tenons that were just a hair loose. I make a small tapered wedge then cut a kerf lengthwise all most to the shoulder, Leave it stick out the end of the tenon just a bout 1/16” to 1/8” and when you glue up the clamp pressure will lock the tenon in by spreading the tenon inside the mortise. It’s probably an old trick but I just figured it out.

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#8 posted 09-30-2007 05:59 PM

Nice layout. It’s hard to describe to someone how much work that actually is until you do it. Good job!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#9 posted 10-01-2007 04:19 AM

Thanks Tom, It’s a labor of love and I could not think of anything I would rather do. It also makes me respect other peoples efforts.

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