Sewing Cabinet I made For My Wife's Janome Quilting Sewing Machine

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Project by Garver posted 03-13-2014 05:06 PM 7722 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cabinet is all made from solid red oak or red oak Veneer plywood. As you can see it completely closes up, but then when you want to sew its simple to open the cabinet and you push down slightly on sewing machine then let it raise up slowly with your hand to guide it. Closing just push it down until it clicks.

-- Garver Brown Chetek WI 54728

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#1 posted 03-13-2014 06:42 PM

Very nice! I want to build something very similar for my mother in law. do you have plans you can share? Is the lift mechanism from Rockler?


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#2 posted 03-13-2014 06:53 PM

+1 on nice and one lifter question.

I need to make one of these for my wife’s sewing machine.

Keep up the good work.

Be Careful!


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#3 posted 03-13-2014 07:54 PM

This is high on my list – Your cabinet looks great, is there anything you would change now it is done?

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#4 posted 03-13-2014 08:07 PM

Great extensions!

Does your wife ever ask for an extension at the back? My wife is a quilter, and it seems there’s never enough room to let her wrestle a big one. I fear having to build or – gasp – BUY a quilting frame.

What is the lift mechanism? And I’ll second the request for plans . . .

-- Jim Maher, Illinois

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#5 posted 03-14-2014 03:29 AM

Very Nice Project & Well Done. Thanks for Sharing.


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#6 posted 03-14-2014 12:33 PM

Very nice cabinet, looks great.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#7 posted 03-14-2014 01:41 PM

Beautiful cabinet, love the lift mechanism. Very nice fitting of the cover as well, I can’t seem to find the seams on the photos !

-- Julien

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#8 posted 03-14-2014 05:26 PM

First of all A huge thank you for all the great compliments to all of you. To answer some questions, the lift mechanism came from Rockler as well as the plans. Some of you have asked what would I change? Well my wife is a quilter and she wants a fold up table on the back would be width of cabinet but I would make some fole out legs to support it. She also said put it on casters the complete machine. Geeze she is fussy. Another thing I plan to do if I make another is do make cabinet about 6 inchs wider, that would allow sewing machine to move say 6 inchs farther to the right. Allowing needle to line up with you eye site better. I’e got these priced for sale on Craigs list up here. Cabinet like you see with your choice of finish, $ 2195.00 for Oak or Maple. Add 500.00 for cherry and 8oo for walnut. Rear fold up table add $250.00 Then if you want it shipped that would be a guesstimate of 300 to 400 dollars. Im in Northen WI

-- Garver Brown Chetek WI 54728

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#9 posted 03-20-2014 03:28 PM

It’s beautiful and well made. Like the pretty wood, clean lines and lots of drawers. I’m sure she loves it. Great job!

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#10 posted 07-03-2016 03:38 PM

Very Nice Job.

-- Malcolm, Mobile Alabama

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