Sewing Machine Cabinet

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Project by Randy Moseley posted 12-31-2008 09:02 PM 1400 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My grandmother, who passed away about 27 years ago, gave her old portable sewing machine to my wife. I built a cabinet for it. The top folds out and the machine lifts up for use. It is made of red oak with early American stain. Lacquer finish.

-- Randy, DeKalb, Illinois

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#1 posted 12-31-2008 10:31 PM


I really like the arch.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 12-31-2008 10:34 PM


-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 12-31-2008 10:38 PM

That’s sweet! My mom would love that for sure.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#4 posted 12-31-2008 11:45 PM

Nice job, u put alot of thought into that cabinet i can tell!!!

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#5 posted 01-01-2009 01:37 PM

Beautiful work! Your grandmother should be proud. Sadly, nobody does their own sewing anymore. That can apply to woodworking too. That’s waht I like about LJ’s: people are still craftsmen here!

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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#6 posted 01-01-2009 04:12 PM

Randal, great job. Very nice design.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#7 posted 01-01-2009 09:56 PM

Reminds me of Grandma’s sewing machine when I was very small. It was in the end of her bedroom – always ready for use. Wonderful work!

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#8 posted 02-18-2009 11:00 PM

beautiful work!

What kind of lift are you using in there?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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