Did you hear me hollering after work?! If I'd known, I would've skipped the grocery store after work.
I walked in with bags of groceries. DH went out to help. He set his load on the cabinet and stopped me from putting anything away. Gave me a kiss and said, "Follow me." I put 2 and 2 together and nearly ran over him going down the hall! LOLThis message has been edited. Last edited by: KeepYouInStitches,
It's made out of red oak. Drawer slides for smooth working drawers.
If you remember from some of my earlier posts (DH has been working on this for 3 years), the top drawer opens all the way through for long rulers. The backside of the other 3 drawers is shelves. I hope to find some rubbermaid-type containers or at least some baskets for WIPs.
DH asked me if it was worth the wait. I asked, "All three years?" He grinned from ear to ear.
(I've told y'all before that we have that type of relationship. If either one of us couldn't take the ribbing and see the humor in 99% of the situations we find ourselves in...we wouldn't have married each other to start with!!)
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What a beautiful table! DH looks so happy that he has pleased you! I finally found a guy to check out my Zorene and he has the most beautiful extension tables for the Featherweights that he gets from another guy who makes them! They are black with the design of FW engraved and then painted gold! I downloaded camera pics to my laptop and then tried to upload here and got a Bad command note...I have posted photos here before so I'm not sure the problem... ...scratching my head here.
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WOW!!! Such a treasure I agree it is a piece of furniture not just a cutting table. I'm jealous of all the drawers you have in that masterpiece. Enjoy.... you deserve it!!!!
Sorry about the avatar I can't fix it. I thought by now that that powers that be would have changed things. I've now gone no avatars for everyone, but that won't help anyone else.This message has been edited. Last edited by: sewnso,
The cutting table is a stunning piece of furniture and will be such a gem to use too. Way to go, Sam! I'm really glad he surprised you with this last night. Now, when friends stop by, you'll get to drag them in your studio and brag about what he's built!
Sewnso, your avatar is gorgeous! Did you quilt it? I wish all our sew-n-tell photos showed up this large.
After buying Shirley Anne (my Featherweight), I showed him a wood extention table on eBay. He asked me about it last night but I told him to wait a bit and let me see how my current setup worked out. For my Brother sewing/embroidery machine, he cut a hole in a computer table, built a shelf under the hole, fixed the cutout to drop back in. With the embroidery attachment off, the machine fits in the hole. With it on, it sits on the hole cover. Right now I have Shirley Anne sitting on top. DH and I checked that out, removed the cover, lowered Shirley Anne onto the shelf. Easy fix! He's going to cut a 1/2" piece of plywood to sit on top of the shelf. That will bring Shirley Anne's bed even with the top of the desk!!
However, I may still ask him make the extension table to use for traveling...
Beautiful! Well worth the wait. I remember seeing a pic of this when it was partially done but he was busy working on a bed. So happy for you to now have it finished. It looks so beautiful & so practical too.
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DH just moved stuff out of his way when he brought the table in...pushed everything to the other end of the room. When I got things out of the way, we took photos. This is what he saw as he walked through the obstacle course in the hall. LOL
This stuff was on top of and underneath the ANTIQUE gateleg table I was ruining. (He is going to take it to the shop to do some regluing and clamping...we use this table for overflow when family comes and the weather is too bad to spread outside to the screen porch.)
Yes, I'm still dancing! And trying not to throw out a hip. LOL I am still telling DH that he did a great job! And still on Cloud 9. The table IS beautiful and IS a piece of furniture. DH IS cute too and I knew he was a keeper 15 years ago! Sorry I didn't warn y'all so you could get earplugs. I told him today that I had a list of names with orders. Ummm...sorry...not gonna happen. IF we ever get a weekend at home...apricot fried pies coming up!This message has been edited. Last edited by: KeepYouInStitches,
That is a great table. Makes me want to speed up progress on my new sewing studio/room. I like that the table is also storage. I think the biggest reason we have so much clutter in our sewing studios is lack of storage.
I hope that you totally enjoy it. I like the relationship you have with your husband.
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But in my defense, DH drew the plans then did nothing for a year but leave them on his desk for me to drool over every time I sat at his computer. The first post on my blog where he started cutting and assembling sections was June 19, 2010. So in actuality it took only (ahem) two years (24 months) to make my cutting table from the first rip with the saw to setup in my sewing room.
While I am somewhat (a tiny bit) humbled by this...I did have to wait a year for him to make that first cut. AND I am fessing up to the error of my ways.
Okay, okay! A triple recipe of apricot fried pies. Sigh...