Finally I have the hoosier in my sewing room, and I am happy to report it works really well as a sewing center! There is a place for everything, notice the three little drawers under the opening the sewing machines are in, are those perfect for thread, or what? The enamel work surface originally slide in and out with wood slides. My husband quickly realized I would hate that in actual use, so he modified it with modern drawer guides, but you can’t see them, so it doesn’t change the look. Hopefully soon I will tackle the challenge of rebuilding the tambour door, so when closed up the sewing machines will be out of sight. All in all, I’m SO pleased with the results of our hard work, I love it!