Sewing Desk

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Project by falatocpa posted 726 days ago 1888 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 726 days ago

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.

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

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#2 posted 726 days ago

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’. :)

Welcome to the forum.


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#3 posted 726 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 726 days ago

Nice sewing desk.

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#5 posted 726 days ago

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

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#6 posted 726 days ago

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


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 726 days ago

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 726 days ago

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 726 days ago

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 726 days ago

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 726 days ago

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

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