The sewing table is for T, Camping daughter's neighbor. She has this little niche under a dormer window and she has her sewing machine sitting precariously atop a little folding table that's stuck in there. She wanted something "pretty", and permanent. It needed to be deep to hold lots of fabric being fed through the pusher foot. It needed lots of leg room so that the chair could be positioned to the left or right depending on how and where the machine was situated. It needed some storage underneath. This will be in a room that is also used for guests, so the sewing machine needed a place to be put away when company comes. There had to be some "at hand" storage for things like scissors, and pins and stuff.
So, here's what we came up with.
|Here it is, just a few steps further along than my "teaser" photos. |
The tall piece is a bookshelf-like cabinet that will become the back legs, and will provide out of sight storage.
|The opening in the table will hold two drawers.|
|Here it is - you can almost see it, can't you?? That tilted piece underneath is an adjustable shelf.|
There's another one for the other side of the cabinet
|Here it is, finished and ready for paint or stain.|
T's going to do that, and I don't think she's decided yet how she's going to finish it.
I think a pow-wow is in order (and that includes wine). Hmmm, maybe tomorrow?
So, now comes the hard part. How best to get it installed. Everything can come apart - the bookcase, the back, the top. I did that so it would be easy to finish and to transport to T's house and up the stairs. Then, I need to make sure the top will fit into the space - and scribe the sides if it doesn't. I'll bet you're thinking that I must be pretty darned smart and skilled to be able to "scribe" something - well, I've never done it before, but I think it's something I should know how to do, don't you? And, besides, I just like the sound of that word!
Wine and scribe - I've got an interesting week ahead of me!