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Thread: from old desk to sewing desk

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    Super Member Scissor Queen's Avatar
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    from old desk to sewing desk

    I found this old desk on craigslist for $15 bucks. I had my son remodel it just a bit so the machine sets down in it. The knee hole drawer and the top right drawer aren't use able as drawers any more but I still have 5 nice drawers. The knee hole drawer has a stack of wood just the right height to support one end of the shelf for the machine. The other end has a support attached to the inside end of the desk.

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    I like your new sewing desk!

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    You may want to check out the hardware store. You can get the hardware to take off the knee hole drawer front and turn it into one of those tilt-out drawers on some old treadle machines. I use the one on my treadle for the small things like extra feet, bobbins, screwdrivers, etc.

    Just a thought.

    Beautiful, by the way. Love the old waterfall furniture.
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    Awesome sewing desk.

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    Great sewing desk!!!

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    that's probably the best $15 you've spent in a long time! Looks very nice to me. Congratulations!

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    I love it! Your son has talent. Send him to me. lol.
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    Good idea, your son did a great job!

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    Bake that son his favorite pie he deserves it for such a fine job for his Mom.
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    Very nice job and $15 well spent. Enjoy your new desk.
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    That is just terrifffffic.
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    Good job, looks like an old dresser that I had in my teens that had a big mirror hanging over it.
    thanks for sharing.
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    Kudos to your son!!! It is wonderful to have someone talented with wood. I'll bet he can help you with other sewing projects as well.

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    nice sewing desk.

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    What an AWESOME idea. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your new sewing desk.

    Have a blessed day.

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    Nice sewing desk.

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    Very creative !!

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    great redo-thanks for sharing
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    Your Son did a great job.
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    Love it! The law office next door to ours is remodeling and this morning there was a desk sitting out back by the dumpster. I ask the guy who was remodeling what was going to happen to the desk and he said it was going to the dump. So... he helped me load it in my truck and it is going home with me tonight!
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    Thank you for explaining the support created to hold your machine at the right height to be flush with the top of the desk. I have wondered and wondered when I have seen desks and tables used for this purpose.

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    Your desk is wonderful! I bet it is really sturdy to sew on. Your son did a great job and you had a creative idea to do it in the first place! Next desk I see at the junk store, I will think of yours.....

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