|Project by rjcshop||posted 01-22-2013 07:29 PM||2134 views||15 times favorited||11 comments|
I built this sewing table for my wife for Christmas several years ago but I never finished it so she has been using it without drawers or doors. I finally built and installed the doors and drawers last weekend. The table has two machine lifts to support the sewing machine and the serger which can be hidden behind flapper doors and under table top inserts when not in use. The flapper doors open completely to allow knee room when in use, and close to present a nicer appearance otherwise. There are 6 drawers and two extension wings. The wings pull out to create a table surface 130” x 25 1/4”. Closed the table surface is 71 1/4” x 25 1/4”. The extensions lift completely off if necessary and the table then is 68 1/4” x 22 1/2” x 31 1/2” high. I built it from Maple with Walnut accents. The top extension wings and the flapper doors are glued up from 3/16” veneer – I didn’t want to risk cracking due to differential expansion. The cabinet and top is solid wood, biscuit joined. I cut the 3/16” veneer from solid stock to maintain the grain. I think it turned out fairly well, but it took far longer than it should have. I’m glad I have a patient wife!