This is a sewing cabinet that I constructed from the Rockler plan. It has the usual lift mechanism found in these cabinets to allow the sewing machine to sit at different heights for different operations. The top insert is custom fit to a particular sewing machine and is removable. The doors hold up the side tables and are held in place with magnetic catches.
The general casework is made from walnut veneer plywood and the top and side tables are constructed from solid wood to get a more attractive grain pattern. Unfortunately, the boards were not long enough to allow the grain to flow across the entire piece. Therefore, I focused the nicest boards onto the central table.
The drawers went through too many iterations to count. Originally, they were constructed with wooden runners but I just couldn’t get them to function smoothly enough. Dust frames would have worked better but by that point I was committed. I ultimately scrapped that idea and went with metal runners. The drawer boxes are constructed of solid wood with pine as a secondary wood. Joinery is Isoloc using the Leigh jig.
"Every time I have been in a Rockler store around the country I have left feeling that I received wonderful service and most always had exactly what I needed in stock at a fair to great price. the only complaint, if it can be called that, is that I have to drive over 45 minutes to reach the nearest Rockler store. My wife probably appreciates that distance, as I am certain that if one was as close as I wished it to be, we would have very little left in our checkbook!" -
- 02/17/2012 See more...