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Project by RJones posted 1732 days ago 2056 views 4 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In order to keep the boss happy and help in the organization of all her fabric I threw this together for her over the last couple of days. It’s constructed mostly from the scrap pile with the exception of the mdf dividers:) It’s primarly made from Hickory and top coated with 3 coats or so of a precat lacquer. It sits on 4 2” casters. The overall dimensions are about 44” long, 28” high and 24” deep. The top is open to the back side but the dividers stop half way so there’s twice the storage on the back side as well.

-- http://rjoneswoodworks.com/





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Tony Ennis

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#1 posted 1732 days ago

Ooooo I bet it is heavy. Is it intended for fat quarters or bolt?

-- Tony

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RJones

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#2 posted 1732 days ago

Heavy it is!! Bolts on top everything else in the bottom:)

-- http://rjoneswoodworks.com/

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NBeener

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#3 posted 1732 days ago

Verrrry nice.

My wife’s becoming quite the quilter, herself. They build up fabric inventory 10 times faster than I can stockpile wood!

May have to make her one of those…..

-- -- Neil

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clieb91

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#4 posted 1732 days ago

Oh man I so can not let me wife see this…. My wife has also gotten very into sewing recently and has quite the stockpile. Going to have to build her something soon.

The two sided is a great idea.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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RJones

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#5 posted 1732 days ago

Thanks guys! Good to hear I am not alone with the stock pile thing! She filled both sides in about 30 minutes and had to throw some away! This doesn’t count the 6’ of upper cabinets that are filled as well…. I think she gets a sewing station then a yarn organizer after that… oops there’s a kitchen in there somewhere… but that’s after the paying customers!

-- http://rjoneswoodworks.com/

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RetiredCoastie

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#6 posted 1732 days ago

Very nice job, looks very well built. It would be a great woodworking magazine rack / project planner station just don’t call it a fabric storage cabinet or were all screwed….LOL! Great work.

We had a 4 bedroom house built, a master, a guest bedroom and a room for her sewing and a room for my fishing rod building. She has her room completely full with material and now she’s taken half of my room to store her supply. My wife makes clothes, quilts etc etc…. I figure as long as it makes her happy, as long as I can fill up the garage with tools and wood. However I definitely won’t be showing her this project, I’ll loose the rest of my room.

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sharad

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#7 posted 1732 days ago

Very nicely constructed fabric organiser. It can be used for storing other items also. Addition of castors was a good idea.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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CharlieM1958

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#8 posted 1732 days ago

Very nice. Can you give some detail on how you installed the dividers?

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

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rtb

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#9 posted 1732 days ago

My wife just looked at it and said “she must not have very much fabric”

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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RJones

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#10 posted 1732 days ago

Great question Charlie!
I hope the pic will help explain

Divider

Divider

Other than the joinery they are just sitting there and aren’t attached to the unit in any other way.

-- http://rjoneswoodworks.com/

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CharlieM1958

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#11 posted 1732 days ago

Yes, I see. Nice drawing….thanks!

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

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a1Jim

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#12 posted 1731 days ago

Very nice fabric storage I sent a link to a student of mine who is a master quilter.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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TomFran

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#13 posted 1731 days ago

Very nice! Isn’t it great to be able to build something so useful out of “scrap” wood. This is how we can justify our tool purchases with our wives.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#14 posted 1349 days ago

nice work. could you explain how you cut the joinery for the dividers?

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RJones

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#15 posted 1349 days ago

The pieces were all designed and cut on my CNC. However, it’s nothing that couldn’t be completed with a router and a simple jig

-- http://rjoneswoodworks.com/

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