The Deluxe Sewing Plan was the foundation for my wife's Sewing Center, alot of good ideas were borrowed from it. Primarily the "L" shaped folding top which utilizes the doors as supports, and the implementation of the Sewing Machine Lift.
I built my wife's sewing center out of Cherry & Cherry Ply with the panels for top & doors being vacuum bagged with highly figured Bubinga veneer over 5/8" & 9mm Baltic Birch Ply. The door panels and arched bridge support have an applied 5/16" antique beading applied as accents to help break up the shaker style of the original. Chippendale feet were made from scratch utilizing method shown in Norm Abrahms Armoir Cabinet project. Drawer boxes and fronts are integrated with dovetailed construction. Drawers ride on Hetich undermount soft close slides.
The doors are inset and hung on solid brass finial hinges, as opposed to the Piano Hinge. The top and doors were finished in 2 part polyurethane pro-clear, with the balance of cabinet base and drawers being finished with Valspar Gloss Lacquer.
PS. I wouldn't recommend going with the inset doors as they created a lot of extra headaches. If you don't like the piano hinge I'd recommend a quality solid brass hinge mortised in for a near flush mount not interfering with the function of the drawer box on the right.
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