I found the stool at a garage sale for $5.00, the treadle base and a beat up top for $20.00 and believe it or not a Featherweight for $20.00 at an estate sale. I have a good size sewing room in the basement but it's been a little to cold down there this winter. I was looking at this weird little space in my family room and decided to see it I could set something up there. I have had the stool, the base and the machine for a while. It looks like they belong there. I'm working on a Scrappy Mountain Majesties quilt and staying warm. I cut pieces downstairs a little at a time. Just proves you can have a sewing area with very little money and space.