Sideboard as a sewing cabinet

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 01/30/2017 - 17:58

Built the week of Thanksgiving 2016, this is a slightly modified sideboard without the top drawers and with increased height so the top drawer inside the center cabinet rolls out at a height of 29" and works as a sewing desk.  The lower drawer slide holds the vinyl cutter and neatly slides out of the way when the laptop is put away after cutting is complete.  Up inside the center console just behind the door catch is a pair of LED work lights that light up the sewing area.  The cabinet is finished with a blue milk paint and a few layers of poly over the top.  Hinges were sourced at Home Depot and the knobs were found at Hobby Lobby. A 3/4" x 3/4" piece was added above and below the doors along the entire length of the piece to hide the lights and give the doors a more framed look.  Routed out a rabbit frame for 1/4 ply cut in 3.5" strips for the door insets.  Kreg jigged the entire thing together.  Brad nailed only the front bottom trim.  Everything else is screwed or screwed and glued in place.  Tip for the DIYer: make sure if you use a drywall square that it is actually square.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$250, plywood most expensive part
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Select or prime pine from Home Depot and Menards
Finish Used
blue milk paint and verathane poly
Recommended Skill Level


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