Sewing Table Ready to Go

You too can create your custom sewing table to fit the size and shape for your space.

Especially if you have a man in our life like my wonderful husband! He came up with the idea and we made it together. 

Actually, he did a most of the work and I was the attractive assistant.

Perhaps I exaggerate on the attractive part… it was a weekend morning of coffee, slouchy pants, an old Henley and no makeup.

The Old Sewing Table mess

Looking at the picture above you can see why I needed an organized and larger space.

I have been sewing on the Costco table for years until it started bowing in the middle and shaking like crazy when I put the pedal to the floor.  It was always a mess!

Ikea drawers in gray

The project started with two Ikea Alex Drawer Units in gray.  They come in several colors but the gray looked amazing and modern.  They are sitting in our dusty garage, as you can see.  I cannot explain those weird dust circles but just ignore that :0.

Cutting the solid core door for the table top

The top is made from a solid core interior door in stock at our Home Depot and is 30″wide, 1 3/8″ thick and 80″ tall.  They come in different widths, depending on how deep you want your table top.

The door is cut to 6′ long to fit into my space.

The sheet of laminate was ordered through Home Depot.  You can choose from many styles and colors.

Stripping paint from door edges

In order for the laminate to to stay secure on the front, sides and back edges (not a worry for the top), we sanded off the primer paint.

Me taking photo of door and feet and sawdust

Here I am getting a make-a-table and take-a-weird-and-useless-top-of-table-edge-to-feet  shot. Which makes my feet look elf-sized and the table look giant.

But check out my fab handmade shoes from SoleRebel!  Love these.  But I digress.

Scoring and cutting laminate for desk top

The laminate comes rolled up, so the day prior to the start of the project,  we laid the it out in the house and put boards on either end to flatten a bit.

When ready, we scored then cut a piece several inches longer than the door, this will become the table top. Then we head to the driveway and the saw.

Saw set up to cut

The saw blade is surrounded by cardboard and taped down on either side.  This helps reduce the chance of chipping on the edge of the laminate.

My husband fed the laminate from the front guiding it through the blade.  I stood on the back side with one hand on each piece as they came through, allowing them to curl up a bit as I walked backwards.  This kept the the laminate flat to the surface of the saw.

The top was cut at least 1″ larger than the door on all sides.  Next, we cut two strips of laminate for the ends of the door and two strips for the front and back sides, these are all 2″ wide allowing a little extra width.  The extra length and width of the cuts allows easy positioning on the surfaces as you don’t have to line up the edges.  They will be filed flush once the adhesive is set.

Unfortunately,  I cannot show you pictures of the laminating process because it took two of us to complete it.  It involves adhesive with a roller to apply it to all of the door surfaces that will be covered.  The laminate pieces get a coat of adhesive as well.

Here is a great how to video!

After the table is ready, we position the drawers in the room and set the top on.  My husband secured the drawers to the top with L brackets, two toward the front of the table and two toward the back.  This keeps everything securely in place.

You can hide most of the cords behind the drawers!!  I know! Too awesome.

Of course, I need my TV and computer to watch Project Runway reruns while working.

The New Sewing Table!

Now I can get back to sewing the things I love! Check out some of my sewing posts!

Orange Apron 2

Orange is the New Wow Post!

 

Urban Chic Women's Apron

 Apron Fun DIY

 

Jackson wilcox

 Apron Fun DIY

 Men's shirt becomes Apron

Men’s Shirt to Fancy Little Apron

 Have fun!

Thursday
All Things Thursday | Posed Perfection
Showcase Your Talent Thursday | What’s Cooking Love?
Create It Thursday | Lambert’s Lately
Thrifty Thursday | Living Well Spending Less
Hearts for Home | Apron Strings & Other Things
From House to Home Linky Party | I Choose Joy!
The {not just} Homemaking Party | Hope In Every Season
Shine Blog Hop | The Deliberate Mom

Friday
I’m Lovin’ It Friday’s | Tidy Mom
Best of the Weekend | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
Friendship Friday | Create With Joy
Weekend Retreat| The Best Blog Recipes

Saturday
Super Saturday Link Party | Made From Pinterest

Sunday
Nifty Thrifty Things | Nifty Thrifty Sunday
Bewitch Me & Titi Linky Party | TitiCrafty

Monday
Mop It Up Mondays | I Should be Mopping the Floor
Much Ado About Monday | Huckleberry Love
Inspire Me Monday | Create with Joy
Menu Plan Monday | I’m an Organizing Junkie
Mom 2 Mom Monday Link-Up | My Joy Filled Life
Modest Monday and Link Up | The Modest Mom Blog
Mama Moments Monday Link Up | A Mama’s Story
Monday Musings | What Joy Is Mine
Marriage Monday | Yes They Are All Ours
Mommy Moments | The Life Of Faith
Making Your Home Sing Monday Link Up Party | Mom’s The Word I Love To Hear
HDYDI Parenting Link Up | How Do You Do It?
Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop | Enchanted Homeschooling Mom
After School Activities For Kids | The Educators Spin On It
Mix It Up Monday | Flour Me With Love
Motivation Monday | A Life In Balance
Busy Monday | A Pinch Of Joy
A Round Tuit | Creating my way to Success
Craftastic Monday | Sew Can Do

Tuesday
Two Cup Tuesday | Pint Sized Baker
Share It Link Party | The Winthrop Chronicles
The Inspiration Board: Creative Party | Homework
Good Tips Tuesday | Golden Reflections Blog
Laugh and Learn Link-Up| Dedicated Homeschooler
Try New Recipes Tuesday| Home to 4 Kiddos
Delicious Dish Tuesday Recipe Link-Up | Full Time Mama
One Project at a Time | A Bowl Full of a Lemons
Brag About It | VMG206
Turn It Up Tuesday | Epic Mommy Adventures

Wednesday
Wordless Wednesday { Linky} | Marvelous Mommy
Wonderful Wednesday | Ducks ‘n a Row
Fluster’s Creative Muster {Linky Party} | Fluster Buster
A Little Bird Told Me Linky Party | The Life of Jennifer Dawn
Homemaker Link-Up | Raising Homemakers
A Little R & R Wednesday Linky Party | A Little R & R
Wise Woman Link-Up | A Wise Woman Builds Her Home
Women With Intention Wednesday | Women with Intention
Works for me Wednesday | Giving Up on Perfect
Wifey Wednesdays | To Love, Honor and Vacuum

10 Responses to Create Your Custom Sewing Table!

  1. Hoo Ha! That’s fantastic! I’d love one of those, but I don’t have a sewing machine, and I don’t sew! Oh well… Nice shoes, too, Denise!

    • Be still my heart and comedy brain! It’s you! haha… so excited to see you here. You could just have a wonderful looking sewing center and pretend :0 Or you could spend your money on SHOES!!! Love ya ~ d

  2. Denise that is a terrific and attractive solution. I love your aprons! xo P.S. I invite you to share at my Thursday hop

  3. Oh wow! What a great transformation! Good job!

    I have my grandmother’s sewing table… it’s straight out of the 1960’s and it’s awesome (although it weighs a ton)!

    Thanks for sharing and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop!

    Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

  4. Ingenious love it!

  5. I love your new sewing table! I would love for you to link up at the Stitch It, Blog It, Share It Link Party going on now at behindtheseamssewing.com.
    ~Bonnie

  6. So glad you linked this up at Best of the Weekend, Denise!

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