They Honey-Do List #1: A sewing table

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Blog entry by NedB posted 03-02-2009 10:44 PM 1131 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My family recentlly suffered a loss, my Mother in-law passed away after several years of gradual declinging health followed by one week of steep downturn. As a result I’m faced with the opportunity to do something for the LOML That I’ve wanted to make for awhile. We’ll be re-purposing her mother’s bedroom into a sewing and computer room. I’ve got two spare benchtops sitting in my shop, so I’m going to build a set of legs for one of them for a sewing table/cutting station for my wife. We’ll also move our computer into there, but we have a nice computer desk for that already. It might take me a couple of weeks, but I’ll post pics once I have the design nailed down and things warm up enough out in my shop for me to avoid frostbite when I’m working.

Thanks for checking in, hope you enjoy the ride.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#1 posted 03-02-2009 10:57 PM

Its nice of you to do this for your girl. Looking forward to seeing how it shapes up!

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#2 posted 03-02-2009 11:21 PM

Ned, a small word of advice. DON’T TRY TO DO THIS WITHOUT YOUR WIFES INPUT ! people who sew are just as individualised as woodworkers. This is definitely not a one size fits all deal and that includes everything from height of the table/machine to whether or not the table and machine should fold under. good luck

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#3 posted 03-03-2009 12:00 AM

Pat, thank you for the kind words, we’re fine, this was the classic ‘long time coming & now she’s at peace’ situation. I’ll be getting lots of input from her, but I’m pretty familiar with fabric arts, my mother is a long time quiliter and I have a very good idea or two for what I’d like to give my wife for a studio.
She’s more than ready to make do with a child’s desk to hold up her sewing machine, and until the weather warms up I can see that being the case at first.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#4 posted 03-03-2009 01:49 PM

Ned thats going to be nice.

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