Sewing Desk

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Project by falatocpa posted 07-26-2012 07:57 AM 2202 views 8 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all. New to this site. This is my first posted project and my first attempt at larger furniture. This is a sewing desk I recently built for my fiance. The externals are all red oak and it separates into three peices in case it needs to be moved. The table top is just shy of 6’x3’.

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#1 posted 07-26-2012 09:51 AM

Great work table for her, I’m sure she loves it!!! I remember the day I stoped by Jo-Ann fabrics and bought my wife this super duper sewing machine for no reason and how happy she was. I think I still have get out of jail free cards from that one! LOL

Well done.

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#2 posted 07-26-2012 12:12 PM

Very nice. Clever use of the space on the right end. Otherwise you have a 3’ deep cavern into which things disappear – never to be found again. I’d love to have a sewing table that big but the only place in the house that would take it is my shop. While I enjoy sewing, I WON’T give up shop space for it!! I’m just sayin’. :)

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#3 posted 07-26-2012 01:02 PM

Great job! My girlfriend is big into sewing too…she would really like a desk like that. I bet your fiance loves it.

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#4 posted 07-26-2012 01:46 PM

Nice sewing desk.

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#5 posted 07-26-2012 03:05 PM

Looks like I am gonna need to make one of these for my wife! Shes loves sewing.

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#6 posted 07-26-2012 03:49 PM

You did a great job on it. It’s a fine useful piece and looks very nice.


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#7 posted 07-26-2012 05:02 PM

Wow that thing is quite big! Definately what one needs when doing large scale sewing projects.
Welcome aboard the LumberJocks ship! :)

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#8 posted 07-26-2012 10:40 PM

Thanks guys. She definitely likes it. There’s been a whole lot of quilting going on here since it was finished. It was going to have an additional 2’ folding wing on the left side, but it got scrapped in the late stage of the project. The shelves on the right side are fitted for these plastic tackle-box things she stores her sewing gear in. The deep caverns on the left side are sized for extra sewing machines. I learned quite a few things while building it too (a few things to do, and a bunch NOT to do).

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#9 posted 07-26-2012 10:46 PM

Excellent Job, Now you need to make her a nice spool rack. I am sure she will find some good things you can build and trust me if she is happy you will be much happier…..

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#10 posted 07-26-2012 10:54 PM

Trust me, now that she knows I can build stuff, there’s a long list of projects. I just finished a new bathroom vanity (I should post that) and am working on a bookcase. Then comes more complicated stuff.

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#11 posted 07-27-2012 04:44 AM

Nice sewing desk ! I like the idea of making it so it’s easy to move if necessary.

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