Old time sewing center

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Project by MikeDe posted 09-15-2015 10:35 PM 749 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this Sewing Machine cabinet for daughter, from a picture that I found

on the internet. She wanted her portable sewing machine to fit into

the top, but there was not enough to room to fit it in the top.

so I made the left side drawers with only the fronts and two doors

that opened on the side so she could store her Portable in there.

Another thing that I had to change where the wheels, the original machine had steel

wheels that where pretty well shot and I did not want to use then for fear that they might

leave rust marks if used on carpeting, so I got some Polyolefin wheels rated for 300 Lbs.

Building it out of solid 4/4 oak with a 5/4 top made it a lot heaver than the original

cabinet that was built out of thin pine and plywood so I put two bars with 1/4 inch

bolts on the bottom so it can be moved in two pieces and easily assembled

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#1 posted 09-15-2015 10:38 PM

Beautiful sewing set. She’s got a wonderful hobby too.

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#2 posted 09-16-2015 03:00 PM

Totally cool upgrade, that will last for years to come.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#3 posted 09-16-2015 06:17 PM

nice! When I first looked at the left side I thought it looked like you had used wall paneling and I was wondering “What thaaa heck???”

Then the next pic shows the DOORS , and you were immediately exonerated ! Very nice re-do on the cabinet !

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