|Project by revanson11||posted 09-20-2012 03:15 PM||3198 views||4 times favorited||4 comments|
My wife took up quilting a couple of years back and just used her sewing machine to do the work. She often let me know that it was really hard to do large quilts with just her sewing machine so when a used Mid-Arm quilting machine was listed locally for sale she bought it (who knew quilting machines cost so much, more than a really nice cabinet saw). This thing has a frame that is over 10 feet long and the previous owner has just used some rickety old fold-up tables to set it on. There were some problems with this set-up, it was too low for my tall wife, it was not even and it wobbled some.
So, being the excellent husband that I am, I told her that I would design a new stand for her machine, one that was tall enough for her, dead level and solid as a rock. I had recently completed a new queen bed and used some inset bed rail connectors from Rockler to tie the side rail to the head board and foot board. I loved how solid of a connection you can make with these so I used them to tie the sections together (the top rails). She tells me that she loves it.
I used red oak for the 4”X4”legs and bottom rails and I glued three layers of 3/4” oak ply with a 1/8th inch trim for the top rails. The center is 3/4” MDF. Over all length is 10’-8”. It was fun to design and builld.
-- Randy, Central MN