Sewing Desk

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Project by Pav posted 04-26-2011 02:51 AM 1361 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

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#1 posted 04-26-2011 05:52 AM

Good job of recycling.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#2 posted 04-26-2011 10:28 AM

Nice job, (“a happy wife = a happy LIFE !” LOL ) Nice save….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 04-26-2011 03:16 PM

Nice looking desk.

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