|Project by Pav||posted 04-26-2011 02:51 AM||1112 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
This is one of my most unique projects.
The wood for the sewing desk started out as an Ethan Allen big screen TV armoire that a friend had given me. I had originally figured that I would build something that would require me to strip the old finish off by some means but that would have been a real pain. After the panels sitting around the shop for about a year or so, I decided to build my wife a new Sewing desk.
I designed the desk so I would have very few raw edges after cutting all of the parts. I was very careful not to scratch the surface as I was cutting. We did have to finish a few ends and the fold-up section of the cutting table.
The section on the side of the desk is on wheels so she can use it as a cutting station and not have to get down on the floor to cut large pieces of fabric. With the fold-up section of the table it is about 4ft by 3 ft.
After seeing the large center desk drawer the wife ask if I could make some dividers so she could organize her small parts and stuff so I milled up some scrap oak and created a modular system that she can tailor to her
I was very pleased with the final product and so was the wife.
I believe we should do more to repurpose material like this and not put so much in the landfill. This would have cost a pretty penny to purchase new wood and finish.
View more photos http://pavswoodshop.com/mathew/pages/sewing.html