Sewing table

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Project by exelectrician posted 08-08-2014 10:01 PM 1209 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first real piece of furniture, lots of mistakes and go backs. A wealth of learning right here, but now it is finished I am reasonably happy.
I used cherry ply with solid cherry edges, with biscuits for alignment. looking back at the project I could have built it all with solid cherry for way less money and time.
Finish is a coat of Benite form Dalys Paint, two coats of Dalys ‘Double Russian’ stain, then three coats of Deft semi gloss.
I hope you like it.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#1 posted 08-09-2014 02:01 AM

You did a great job, compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#2 posted 08-09-2014 02:26 AM

Nice, clean, space saving design.

I like it.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#3 posted 08-09-2014 02:27 AM

P.S. Glad you put sewing table in the title. I think more than one person would see this photo and just scratch their head, having never seen one.

- timbertailor

-- Brad, Texas,

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#4 posted 08-09-2014 02:51 AM

I’m guessing you have one VERY HAPPY customer. Looks good!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 08-09-2014 11:59 AM

Great design…I see lots of potential…student desk maybe, for a dorm room, toy box/desk for grandchildren, thanks for sharing

-- Bevy - NH

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#6 posted 08-15-2014 06:01 PM

Great project. What mechanism do you use for to slide the top?

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#7 posted 08-21-2014 03:40 AM

This is clever. I have a sewing table/stand on my to do list, and I may borrow some of your ideas for mine. Nice job.

-- Douglas in Chicago -

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#8 posted 08-23-2014 01:05 AM

This is the detail of the rollers inset at the bottom of the extension. I used shower door rollers.

This is the custom clip I made, the rabbeted strip which is screwed on to the top engages with two of these clips and serves to hold the top on and limits the extension travel by means of stopped ends. Picture should be rotated 90 degrees CW sorry about that.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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