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Thread: Sewing Table made from Desk

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    Senior Member Norene B's Avatar
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    My neighbor threw out this desk, so I bought it home, drew around sewing machine, cut out the hole, took another board and cut to fit, then drilled 4 holes, put in 6 in 1/4" bolts with spacers made from small pieces of plastic tubing the length I needed for my sewing machine to sit down in. When the bolts were tightened, they could only go so far because of the spacers. When doing this you just have to make sure you have space to plug in your machine after you put it in place.

    Now all I have to do is raise the back table 2 inches to be even.
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    Threw this beautiful piece of work out? Oh my. I am glad you were there to save it. It is excellent. (I like the quilt you are working on in the photo).

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    wow, love your sewing table, good idea and thanks for sharing!

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    Good days work with this table it looks useful.

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    Great job!!

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    I Love it.....you did a great job....& saved a beautiful desk.....my sewing machine would look just as good in it....I have that same machine .....
    bopeep

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    There are actually 2 quilts on the back table. One is a baby quilt that I'm at the binding stage for my neighbor. I will take picture of it when done. The other is my buffalo quilt that I'm now working the sashings for it.

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    Looks great! I've been wanting to do this with my table too.

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    That desk makes a perfect sewing table! It is lovely, can't imagine anyone throwing it out!

    Very unique! Thanks for sharing.

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    Very Clever ! Love the machine also :wink: Same as mine :thumbup:

    What kind of thread is on the machine ?

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    It is a machine quilting thread by the name of Star #50 - 100% Mercerized Cotton.

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    AWESOME :)

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    Thank you :)

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    Senior Member Norene B's Avatar
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    I still plan on refinishing it as you can tell from the middle drawer some little trim is gone. There are 3 drawers total. I'm just waiting until the weather clears up.

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    They say one persons trash is another's treasure. I'd say you got a pretty good treasure. Love the character of the desk, and you did a fantastic job making a cabinet out of it. Way to go!

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    They say one persons trash is another's treasure. I'd say you got a pretty good treasure. Love the character of the desk, and you did a fantastic job making a cabinet out of it. Way to go!

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    Wow, you are really handy! That is a fantastic job! Great way to reuse!

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    You did a wonderful job! That is a wonderful find and refurb!
    My hubby has plans to modify my old sewing machine cabinet so that my machine will fit down in. It's on the back burner for now as he is totally swamped at work. Even is working Saturdays this month.
    Enjoy! And don't forget pics of the wonderful creations we are just getting glimpses of. ;-)

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    How smart are you!

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    You are so clever AND thrifty!!! I love this idea and it turned out beautifully :D:D:D

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    Silly people to throw that out and lucky you to find it. And you are so smart to figure out how to make it into the perfect sewing table. Great job.

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    Thank you. I made one once before from one those huge office desks. That one didn't need a table behind it and worked great for quilting on. I posted pictures of the quilts I'm working on at another page. http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-43836-1.htm#991688

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    Wow..thanks for sharing. Great way to REUSE!

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    Senior Member Norene B's Avatar
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    In the great big desks, you put the board you cut out in the drawer beneath and it raises the sewing machine just right in most. At least mine did, lol.

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    Great job!

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