Folding Sewing Table

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Project by Pat3 posted 02-10-2014 06:33 AM 3923 views 6 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter asked me to make this sewing table based on plans she found on another website. She lives in a small apt so this space saving design fits the bill.
It takes one sheet of birch plywood, used pocket hole screws to assemble the center section. The bottom section is large enough to store her sewing machine. Each folding side panel is attached with piano hinges and has two legs that are hinged and fold down when the side panel is lifts up. I used Velcro strips to hold the legs in place when not in use. The center section has wheels attached to the bottom to make it easy to move around where needed.

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#1 posted 02-10-2014 03:42 PM

Nice job dad! I’m sure she will love it. Maybe she will sew you a quilt on her new table!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#2 posted 02-10-2014 06:30 PM

Way Cool !!!

-- Dennis Stallings; I am what I am,And that's all what I am...

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#3 posted 02-10-2014 10:04 PM

Thanks guys, she does love it.

I should have also stated that it was hand sanded to 220 grit, all edges knocked off and no stain or finish is applied.

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#4 posted 02-11-2014 11:42 PM

Pat, nice job. I built the same table a couple of weeks ago for my better half. I adjusted the depth dimension to fit into specific spot and couldn’t use the original fold down legs, becausecthey protruded from the cart in the front and back. So, I used the folding wing design found here on the website, turned out ok, just not as stable with heavy items on the extensions.

-- Tony

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