Sewing Table

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Project by rubberducky posted 07-04-2013 09:38 PM 1144 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First fine woodworking project. Didn’t start with any plans, just drew it up in CAD to fit the window alcove it’s going in. 60th birthday present for my Mother-in-Law to replace an old Ikea computer desk she has her sewing machine on, hence the “Sewing Table” title. Table top and legs are cherry, the rest is maple. Finished with a clear oil/urethane sealant that my favorite Rockler sales associate recommended. All joinery connections, just plain mortise&tenons that I cut by hand. Table top is affixed by metal clips because I had to ship it cross-country to get it to the birthday party in time, and attaching the top prior to shipping was out of the question. Hopefully this is just the first of many project to come. Thanks to all the folks who post at Lumberjocks to give the rest of us ideas to build on.

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#1 posted 07-05-2013 12:40 AM

Very nice table and wood choices are great. You have to keep Mom-in-law happy…lol
Great build and thanks for sharing…

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#2 posted 07-05-2013 12:50 AM

Very pretty table. Impressive first project!

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#3 posted 07-05-2013 02:15 AM

Cool design and nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 07-05-2013 05:15 AM

Well done.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#5 posted 07-05-2013 10:02 PM

nice design. how are the top boards joined together? looks like splines.

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#6 posted 07-06-2013 12:00 AM

PSUmike, Yes, full length maple splines that are 1-1/2” x 1/4”. I ripped the 3/4” deep grooves down the table top boards with a 1/4” dado setup and then spoke-shaved the maple to a tight fit.

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#7 posted 07-06-2013 10:30 AM

Looks good enough to be used in church…fine work!


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#8 posted 07-06-2013 11:33 AM

This looks very nice. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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