Sewing Machine Table

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Project by czlee posted 04-11-2012 06:10 PM 52230 views 7 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well almost done, I’m still waiting for my wife to pick out the drawer pulls she wants. This took me about four months and is my largest project yet. It is built mostly from cherry. I used soft maple for the hidden parts. The joinery is primarily mortise and tenons and pocket holes. Secondary joinery includes biscuits, half blind dovetails, half laps and a dado. The finish is watco Danish oil.

I have a real drawer on the left and a faux drawer on the right. The faux drawer is held in place with rare earth magnets and can be removed to allow access to drop the feed dogs. The platform that holds the sewing machine has four leveling screws to allow flush fit of the sewing machine to the table.

This was a pretty big project for me considering I’ve never actually made a piece of furnature. I mostly just make boxes and frames due to the size of my garage shop.

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#1 posted 04-11-2012 08:34 PM

Very nice work. There’s nothing like Cherry and it will darken great over time and look great. Looks like the whole thing was bought as a complete unit. Great idea on the faux drawer front using the magnets.

-- Upstate New York -- Do what you love and never work a day in your life.

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#2 posted 04-12-2012 11:56 PM

My wife has two sewing machines, but I’ve never seen one with the ‘bar’ out of the front. ??
I have put this on my watch and favorited list. That’s a project from the heart.

-- "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do."-Walter Bagehot

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#3 posted 04-13-2012 01:33 AM

The bar coming out the front lifts the presser foot off the material when you push it with your knee. It’s pretty handy since it lets you keep both hands on the material and make quick turns. I’ve seen them on bernia, baby lock and janome.

Thanks for the comments. This project really made me push my skill level.

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