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    Re: Sewing table questions

    To "Piggyback" on what JohnnyR and Berta mentioned, you may want to visit around with a few folks who do a bit of sewing and find out what works for them. Years back, LOML made bears. Layout and cutting was done on the floor (weight and size of fur bolts) but sewing was tabletop height while seated in a very comfortable adjustable height rolling chair.

    Not certain that most would use 36" high surface and stand up while sewing.

    FWIW, the first photo looks more like a "crafts" table than sewing.

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    Re: Sewing table questions

    Yeah - I think I'll have to lower it.

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    Re: Sewing table questions

    Unskinny Boppy got her "craft" table from a Pier 1 closeout sale. Take a trip to the Ikea store in Charlotte and look at their cubby storage/bookcase ideas and dimensions.

    https://unskinnyboppy.com/2012/04/re...yle-without-2/

    This WIP sequence of pics looks similar to what you want to put together without the start to finish carpentry/woodworking. Here's a 6 unit cubby that's 30" h x 44" w, but there are other sizes available as well.

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/48906345933406655

    https://www.wayfair.com/furniture/pd...1226.html?piid[0]=21979228&piid=21979228

    Put a plywood work surface across the top(s) and your wife will be ready to sew.

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    Re: Sewing table questions

    A headboard top might be a bit “graby” for a lot of fabrics.

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    Re: Sewing table questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Batchelor View Post
    A headboard top might be a bit “graby” for a lot of fabrics.

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    Re: Sewing table questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
    Unskinny Boppy got her "craft" table from a Pier 1 closeout sale. Take a trip to the Ikea store in Charlotte and look at their cubby storage/bookcase ideas and dimensions.

    https://unskinnyboppy.com/2012/04/re...yle-without-2/

    This WIP sequence of pics looks similar to what you want to put together without the start to finish carpentry/woodworking. Here's a 6 unit cubby that's 30" h x 44" w, but there are other sizes available as well.

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/48906345933406655

    https://www.wayfair.com/furniture/pd...1226.html?piid[0]=21979228&piid=21979228

    Put a plywood work surface across the top(s) and your wife will be ready to sew.
    My thoughts, the Unskinnyboppy one is a perfect rendition for sewing. Make the bookcase part with adjustable shelves, she has no idea what she will need to put here. The plywood top will be ok if you use a quality plywood that you can finish to be smooth. Why not start with a second hand table to finalize what will work best for her?
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    Re: Sewing table questions

    I like the idea of adjustable shelves, but I don't think I have the tools to create the holes and I'm on a little bit of a budget for now - so unfortunately no new tools. I just have a Porter Cable 690 router - no plunge base. It'd be tough to get the holes exact.

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    Re: Sewing table questions

    Quote Originally Posted by dazart View Post
    I like the idea of adjustable shelves, but I don't think I have the tools to create the holes and I'm on a little bit of a budget for now - so unfortunately no new tools. I just have a Porter Cable 690 router - no plunge base. It'd be tough to get the holes exact.
    i can understand that. I did some using pegboard as a guide. I just marked the holes I wanted to use. I don’t think I live anywhere near you or I would give you some.
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    Re: Sewing table questions

    Quote Originally Posted by dazart View Post
    I like the idea of adjustable shelves, but I don't think I have the tools to create the holes and I'm on a little bit of a budget for now - so unfortunately no new tools. I just have a Porter Cable 690 router - no plunge base. It'd be tough to get the holes exact.
    I have a hole template guide if you want to borrow it, or you can use a piece of pegboard also

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    Re: Sewing table questions

    Just a drill and a pegboard? I can't picture that ending up looking to good.

    At least not me doing it.

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    Re: Sewing table questions

    Quote Originally Posted by dazart View Post
    Just a drill and a pegboard? I can't picture that ending up looking to good.

    At least not me doing it.
    Don't discount your ability to do it and it'll look good too. This lady does some neat stuff that we woodworkers often scoff at because it's not woodworking elegance. Form and function don't matter?

    https://sawdustgirl.com/diy-shelf-pin-drill-jig/

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