LumberJocks

Sewing machine cabinet

  • Advertise with us
Project by GMman posted 931 days ago 1594 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cabinet I made way way back still standing.
Those were the days I had no tools to work with.
Today it would look a lot different.
But as you see it’s still doing the job.





9 comments so far

View superstretch's profile

superstretch

1482 posts in 1278 days


#1 posted 931 days ago

I hate to sound rude, but how long ago was that? It looks like something my wife would see and fall in love with

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

View GMman's profile

GMman

3902 posts in 2282 days


#2 posted 931 days ago

That is not rude my friend, I made that in 1963 living in an apartment one year before we bought our house.

View superstretch's profile

superstretch

1482 posts in 1278 days


#3 posted 931 days ago

I love the top.. what is it made of?

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

View GMman's profile

GMman

3902 posts in 2282 days


#4 posted 931 days ago

Maple 1/2” Plywood “veneer” sometime called.
I had an old hand saw, a little jig saw I had for Christmas and my father inlaw hand plane.
Stain and varnish.
It did the job for a young maried couple lol.

View doncutlip's profile

doncutlip

2832 posts in 2141 days


#5 posted 931 days ago

Yep, still looks good

-- Don, Royersford, PA

View GMman's profile

GMman

3902 posts in 2282 days


#6 posted 931 days ago

Wife and I decided to give it away to a young couple which made them very happy.
The machine is in perfect condition.

View Don Carrier's profile

Don Carrier

114 posts in 961 days


#7 posted 931 days ago

Very nice. You may be technically better and possess more tools but the cabinet has a nice charm about it that would be hard to recapture.

-- Don

View Jim Bertelson's profile

Jim Bertelson

3622 posts in 1749 days


#8 posted 930 days ago

That is quite an accomplishment for the tools you had. It looks fine to me, even if you had good tools and built it today!

When I was in the Navy for a couple of years, in Taiwan, late 1960’s, I built a vanity cabinet around a bathroom sink, just so we had a place to bath and change diapers for my newborn son. It was made of plywood, had a tile top to water proof it, and had doors for underneath storage. It was painted with multiple coats of enamel after filling the wood, so it had a very nice smooth finish. My only tool was a GE multitool with one motor, and a sander, drill, and jig heads. Kinda like having a portable drill with attachments. The bathroom was my shop!

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

View GMman's profile

GMman

3902 posts in 2282 days


#9 posted 930 days ago

Thanks…..Just to show that even a beginner can do most anything if he puts his mind to it.

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