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    They were trashing the base...

    So I made a table. The wood cost was $20.00. I love it.
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    I love your idea! makes for a great surface for sewing notions or holding cutting mats. Looks like you have a Singer in a card table in the background.

    Great idea for decorating a sewing room! Thanks for sharing with us!

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    Very pretty! Doesn't it make you feel good to make something beautiful out of what someone thinks is trash?

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    someones trash is someones treasure. love it. i like your wall hanging there above.looks like you collect baskets too. me too.

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    Beautiful. I hate it when folks scrap the machine and top just to make a table, but yours is a true rescue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monroe View Post
    Beautiful. I hate it when folks scrap the machine and top just to make a table, but yours is a true rescue.
    I totally agree. One of our local resale shops lets them take them apart. They have several machines without cabinets. I am just glad I found it before the garbageman showed up.
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    Congrats on the great save!! It looks great!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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    Nice job!!!

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    Your table is beautiful. This is apparently the fashion trend here in NYS. When I purchased my 27-4 at the local flea market the gentleman said that if I wanted only the machine he would sell it that way because his daughter knew someone who made stands out of the bases. After seeing your table it gives me an idea. Make a table to use now and then after refinishing the cabinet pieces reassemble for the machine. If only I had enough room!

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    I didn't rescue the base, I paid a lot on Ebay, as it was exactly what I wanted.. I put a three foot glass top on, and use it as my kitchen table..

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    I have a base just like that one, we put a board on it finished it out and I have my Red Eye in a base myDH made for her sitting on it. It looks great!!!! Here is a Pic of "Angel Wings' on Her new Base.
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    Sorry, I need to clear up something, the base She is sitting in my DH did not make, this one I ordered, He did make some out of Cedar though that turned out beautiful.
    Life is SEW great!!!!!!

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    MC, that turned out great! I've wanted to do that for a long time... just waiting to find one that needs rescuing.

    Grannyh- yours is awesome too! it makes a lovely display!
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    Grannyh, love it!
    Happy Quilting.

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    I have 3 bases. One is an bedside night stand and the other two have a piece of glass on them and they are end tables on each side of my sofa.

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    Beautiful!
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    I have the base and have been looking for something to make a top. Can you tell me the size and what kind of wood and where you got it. Thanks.

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    I bought a ready to finish aspen 24x36 at Menards. I had a place to put it so I bought the size to fit there. I didn't pretreat....big mistake. It took 9 coats of poly to get it smooth enough for my liking. I love how it turned out. I thought about oak because it would be really pretty, but it was more than double the cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcdaniel023 View Post
    So I made a table. The wood cost was $20.00. I love it.
    You sure are one lucky person I would just love to have one of the old singer cast iron bottoms I would make a table also.I sure wish I were you when you found them.
    Singer 110 , Singer 7422,Singer AH458923, Singer AD075758, Singer 5528 Singer AE234907, Universal H300795 Kenmore 158.16540, Necchi 3354, Dressmaker S2402, Signature 103-303340, BICOR VX1005 Singer 242

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    My late grandfather was great at repurposing things. I had a small table he had made using the base of a treadle sewing machine and fitted a plywood top on it. My kids used to play with it, but for the life on me, I have no idea what happened to it when we moved.
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    very nice.

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