Sewing Room Clean up

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Project by clieb91 posted 01-22-2013 02:48 AM 2613 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of the New Year tasks for 2013 was to better organize the sewing room. As you can see in pics 2 and 3 things had gotten a bit crazy. I collect wood and my DW collects fabric. She has gotten some great deals recently on a large amount of fabric and the organization just got behind. I am happy to report that this task is almost entirely taken care of. This project is not 100% complete as I have one more wall mountable cabinet to make for her, but with the recent news that we have a craft fair coming up in March, that will have to wait for a short period of time.

This is one of the bigger projects that I have worked on and all the pieces had to match. So I did learn a good number of tricks for handling large pieces in my small shop. You can see in pic 4 how I used my table saw with some wood added to make an extension for my miter saw. This also allowed me to position it so that I could create a stop so all 6 sides were cut to the same length. I also notched all the sides to fit over the trim in the room. The 5th pic shows all the parts cut, predrilled and ready to move to the garage for assembly. I used the Kreg Jig to predrill all the parts and the final assembly was pretty easy. All in all I am very happy with the way it turned out and she likes them as well and as you can see has taken some time to put things together.

Oh almost forgot the wood is all laminate that I have had in my shop for quite a while now due to a clearance sale at the big Orange Place almost 4 years ago now. I actually built my lumber rack when I bough this stuff. But considering it was only like $4 a panel I think the wait was worth it.

Now off to make stuff for the fair.


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

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#1 posted 01-22-2013 12:11 PM

Hi Chris, the shelving looks great, and the final install outstanding. The best thing about melamine, is that you do not need to finish it. I have built many cabinets for the shop and even use it for my router table top, very hard and smooth. Looks like you found ways to reduce the chip-out, the toughest challenge using it.


-- Trying, but lots to learn.....

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#2 posted 01-22-2013 02:14 PM

Nice looking job. Wishing you many blessing in the craft fair.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#3 posted 01-22-2013 02:17 PM

nicely done!

-- Jess

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#4 posted 01-22-2013 03:37 PM

Great build on this one, simple but made a big difference on organizing stuff.


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#5 posted 01-22-2013 08:08 PM

Very neat!I’m very pleased with your project! Good idea making that to organize the stuff in your sewing room!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#6 posted 04-24-2013 08:03 AM

Who said that pocket screws and laminate particleboard suck? What a drastic change comparing to the “before” !

-- Thomas - there are no problems, there are only solutions.

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