Monday, July 22, 2013

My DIY Sewing Table

So happy to show off my new DIY sewing table!
(And all the stuff packed under it too!!)

Lately I've had shoulder issues because I spend a lot of time at both the computer and sewing machine, which were both on a dining table.  The old table, while nice, was too high, making the computer and sewing machine too high.  Unfortunately, raising the seat didn't help because then my legs hit the side rails.  A new table was necessary.  

Since hubby and I are crafty people, I searched the internet for sewing table plans, and came across the idea for this table at http://frommartawithlove.com/diy-ikea-sewing-table-tutorial/.   Perfect!  Take the already made Ikea Ingo table, 
cut an opening, add supports, mount the ledge, and finish.  Now I've got myself a sewing table with a set in machine for under $125.  Awesome!

Here are some other pics
This is the bottom ledge with the bolt ends cut off.  Hubby refused to recess them, saying it would decrease the strength.  Okay, he's the engineer.  I'd probably only hit the one front left anyway.
The top, with plenty of space to the left of the machine.  Beware in doing that though!  We forgot about the corner brackets underneath in the front right and had to be a bit more creative in the support bars.  Thank goodness there's wood filler!

Here's an inside the opening picture showing the shorter bar and a fifth bolt.
And for a nice detail, we even cut a hole for the knee lift!
So far, the height is much better for the computer.  Let me know if you'd like any further details.  Now to get sewing!


Happy Quilting!


 

3 comments:

  1. Oh I am so jealous. What a fabulous table.

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  2. What a wonderful table. How fortunate you are to have an engineering husband to help!

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  3. You can probably buy bolt covers made out of plastic so you don't cut yourself or snag your clothes on the bolts underneath.
    Barb@Witsend

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