Sewing Spool Rack

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Project by Trev_Batstone posted 01-04-2012 02:20 AM 33622 views 9 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My wife was complaining to me that she needed something to organize her sewing spools which up till now were kept in a plastic box, which was very frustrating having to paw through the pile of loose spools looking for the one she needed. I measured an available space on the wall beside her sewing machine and made this simple sewing spool rack for her. It’s nothing special or elaborate, just a rack that will hold 42 spools of thread, plus a small shelf on the bottom where she can put some bobbins, etc. She walked into my shop this afternoon just as I was finishing some sanding on the piece. She was very happy with her new rack. Made from yellow cedar. She wants me to put a couple of coats of clear spray lacquer on it just to protect the wood, which I will do.


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#1 posted 01-04-2012 02:23 AM

Very nice – and a wonderful idea for a future product for me.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 01-04-2012 02:34 AM

very nice and your wife is going to find it a very useful tool, like why have i not had this before..a few years ago i made some boxes with a slide on top, the inside was like what you did her, except these were boxes , i like the idea, but yours is more practical…its always out to see and very handy to get the thread very quickly…great job…maybe next time you can add a few inlays, some walnut dowel and…...and….....LOL..isnt just like a wood worker…always looking for ways to make something simple…more complicated…grizz

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#3 posted 01-04-2012 03:16 AM

Cool I like the idea I might adopt it and make my mom one.


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#4 posted 01-04-2012 03:34 AM

Neat! I don’t want my wife to see this or I will have another project on my to do list.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#5 posted 01-04-2012 04:02 AM

Good idea well done.

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#6 posted 01-04-2012 04:30 AM

Very nice. My wife’s quite the avid sewer as well. Something like this is on my honey-build list…

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#7 posted 01-04-2012 04:37 AM

Nice work Trev ! I wonder if I build my wife one, will she start sewing…?

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