how to build table for sewing
by, 04-01-2011 at 06:40 PM (442 Views)
The tables are 30" high to match all of the other tables we have.
To support the machine from below: (1st photo below)
First measure the height of the machine sewing deck to the table top it normally sits on. (deck height)
Next on each side of the new table 1. allow 1/2" for MDF table top and then measure down the side of the table (deck height). Draw a line there. Next measure down another 3/4" more to allow for the board that will lie flat from side to side on the table and mark another line.
Now install some 3/4"x3/4" strips on the bottom line to support that goes from side to side to sit the machine on. I both glued and nailed these strips onto the sides of the table. (Note best to get these strips too low rather than too high. You can always use small strips of wood or cardboard to shim to raise the machine support board to the exact height you want.
Now you can lay in the machine support board that goes from side to side that the machine sits on.
Note the opening in the top is bigger than the actual foot print of the machine. To install the machine, drop it through the wide portion of the opening on the right side and then slide left into the proper position. (2nd photo below)
Hope this gives you all some ideas on how to build your tables.