Monday, April 10, 2017

New Sewing Space with Custom Pressing Table

I have moved my sewing space up to our bonus room.  I have totally outgrown my smaller room.

Because I do quite a few custom window treatments, I really needed a longer table for cutting and pressing.  I was very tired of cutting these on the floor.

I had a custom table made about 3 years ago and wanted to keep it.  So I had this new table custom made to butt the original table.  I knew I would never match the paint, so I purposely made this table quite different.

This is the whole setup.  The original cabinet which I call my island has lots and lots of drawer space.  That's where I keep fabric, patterns, ribbons, etc.

I wanted a more industrial feel to this new table and I think I've achieved that.

I searched and searched Pinterest and Google for ideas.  This is sort of a mash up between two tables that I found and really liked.  This is one, but I wanted one extra shelf.  This bookshelf had the look I wanted.

The bottom shelf holds rolls of fabric.  I really don't like leaning these against the wall because they scratch my wall and they crinkle.  I can also store extra bolts of fabric that won't fit in my island.  The second shelf hold extra cutting mats, larger rulers and my iron when not in use.  That little flap on the end is a drop leaf.  It's an extra 12" that I can flip up when I need more room.  This table measures 6' x 4'.  The original island is 5' x 4'.  I now have a total usable surface of 11' or 12' when I flip the drop leaf.

The flanges can be found here and the pipes or nipples here.  I used a 3/4" flange on all shelves.  The top shelf has a 6" nipple, the middle shelf has an 18" nipple and the legs are 3.5" nipples.  The height of the table is right at 38".  The top shelf is just a piece of plywood that I've covered with batting and canvas.

My cutting mat is still on the original cabinet.  I haven't done anything to it yet, because I needed to wait to see what my height would be on the new one.  Now I can finish this up to get them pretty close to the same height.

I am loving my new table and will get much use from it.  I still have some organizing to do and one more large piece of furniture coming that goes on that back wall.  I hope I will be finished other than some decorating.

Thank you for stopping by.  Feel free to leave comments or ask questions.