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Thread: My Thrift Store find

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    Super Member MaggieLou's Avatar
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    I went to the Goodwill store Saturday looking for some storage containers and found a computer desk like one shown in another topic (can't remember which one). I thought it was a great idea since my sewing machine sits on the keyboard shelf and it leaves the rest of the desk open for fabric when sewing. I had priced these desks and they ranged in price from $99 to $135. Not wanting to spend that much I was really glad to find one at Goodwill for only $10. It's a nice sturdy desk that doesn't wabble (?sp). The only thing hubby had to do was move the keyboard shelf out a little so my machine would sit on it with the extension on.
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    Perfect; I never would have thought about putting the machine on the keyboard shelf!

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    I didn't realize the keyboard shelf was that strong

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    This one is fairly sturdy. My machine is not very heavy either. I don't know that I would want to put one of the older "boat anchors" on it. I don't think it would be stong enough. I checked it before I bought it to make sure it didn't shift. This desk also has leveling feet in case the floor is uneven.

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    Great find! I never thought about using that kind of desk. If it works why not right! Enjoy!!

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    And it looks like the bed of the machine butts up perfectly against the flat part of the desk :thumbup:

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    Great idea! Don't you just love thrift store treasures!! :thumbup:

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    What a great find :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    I didn't realize the keyboard shelf was that strong
    Same here. I thought about it but didn't think it would support my machine.

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    I would worry that it would tip forward?

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