LumberJocks

Sewing Cabinet

  • Advertise with us
Project by tnwood posted 1439 days ago 3455 views 10 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Sewing Cabinet
Sewing Cabinet No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

Sewing cabinet from Rockler plan but with additional shelf in the back. The main sewing machine is on an air lift to store it or use it in a free arm position. The second machine is meant to be stored in the right side of the cabinet. It is constructed of cherry ply and cherry cut from our woodlot in NH before we moved to TN. Finished using Tried & True followed by several coats of shellac to insure no oil residues would stain the fabrics. At least the LOML is happy for awhile.





13 comments so far

View wseand's profile

wseand

2116 posts in 1640 days


#1 posted 1439 days ago

Well it is a beaut she should be happy for awhile.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

View Kindlingmaker's profile

Kindlingmaker

2654 posts in 2125 days


#2 posted 1439 days ago

An outstanding sewing cabinet! Beautiful work!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

View Berg's profile

Berg

116 posts in 1788 days


#3 posted 1439 days ago

Beautiful. I unfortunately showed it to my wife. “Yup. That’s what I want.”
Thanks – a – lot!! ;)

-- Pete - "To every thing there is a season Turn! Turn! turn!" [Ecclesiastes and Pete Seeger]

View dvhart's profile

dvhart

107 posts in 1613 days


#4 posted 1439 days ago

I’m gearing up to do the same cabinet, from the same plan, and in the same materials… thanks for a shining example. Did you build the stock feet? They were the only part of the plan my better half and I don’t really care for. Also, did you find it necessary to laminate the 2 1/4” panels in order to get a two-good-side panel (as opposed to just using 1/2” ply)?

-- Darren

View Woodenwizard's profile

Woodenwizard

1056 posts in 1653 days


#5 posted 1439 days ago

I did the same cabinet for my wife a couple years ago and she loves it. It is one of the first things she shows off when she points out what I have made. You did an awsome job and I am sure it will be well used.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

View njcraftsman's profile

njcraftsman

44 posts in 1700 days


#6 posted 1439 days ago

Yup, my wife wants one too! Not sure what wood I’ll used Hmm…..Great job though!!!

-- " There is no more important rule than to wear these, SAFTEY GLASSES"

View DavidH's profile

DavidH

508 posts in 2341 days


#7 posted 1439 days ago

great execution on this one.

-- David - Houston, Texas. (http://www.justsquareenough.com/)

View GregP's profile

GregP

154 posts in 1475 days


#8 posted 1439 days ago

made one of these for my mom awhile back, yours looks great. I much prefer the cherry to the oak I used.

-- Greg P, Washington State, http://heirloomfurniture.weebly.com/

View tnwood's profile

tnwood

195 posts in 1685 days


#9 posted 1439 days ago

dvhart

No I did not use the feet as given in the plan. After I had built the feet and installed them, the boss said it needed casters so the feet came off and locking casters on the front and standard ones on the rear were installed. You are right that the plan feet are not in keeping with the theme. Because of the weight of these things, especially with machines on them, it would be better to use a caster. I did face glue 1/4” ply for the door panels because the cherry ply available was not very pleasing one one side and since both sides show in this piece with the open or closed doors, I went to the best face of 1/4” ply and glued them up. No reason you couldn’t use 1/2” if you have 2 good faces. I should have also said that the back shelf to extend the surface area is on a pair of hinges so it will fold down. I used a hinge from Lee Valley that is made in Germany.

View atceric's profile

atceric

51 posts in 1622 days


#10 posted 1439 days ago

Nice job on the cabinet. Built the same one from those plans with some minor modifications. My wife wanted it on casters too, so I hid them behind the stock feet in the design.

View RexMcKinnon's profile

RexMcKinnon

2593 posts in 1793 days


#11 posted 1435 days ago

Really nice, my wife would love something like this for scrapbooking and her scrapbooking supplies.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

View Dave's profile

Dave

11142 posts in 1438 days


#12 posted 607 days ago

I love this, my wife would love this.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

View highway's profile

highway

5 posts in 489 days


#13 posted 226 days ago

Tnwood

Built the exact same cabinet for my wife.. Made it from cherry
She has her sewing room and I have my shop….very peaceful

Enjoy.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase