Sewing table help
Seems like there are a few around here who sew in their spare time so I thought I would ask for some help for my better half on the search of the "perfect" sewing table.
The closest thing to perfect she has found is this one from Horn of America. The key features she would like are
- sewing surface is flush with cabinet surface (this is usually a custom feature based on sewing machine)
- Back extension to support heavy projects like quilts and curtains
The only reason she doesn't like the one in the URL is the finish. She says she's searched everywhere but hasn't found anything else that comes close. She wants to get something cheap from Walmart that will be "good enough" for a while but I think it would be better to find a piece that is exactly what she wants and pay extra for it.
On most hideaway tables, the lift is adjustable to get the sewing surface flush with the cabinet top and most manufacturers have drop in covers for different sewing machines.
Consider carefully if you really want an electric lift. How often will you be raising and lowering the machine and the electrics add complexity and cost.
Has she looked into the Koala Sewing Studio furniture? YouTube
If you go to their website, they also have custom inserts so that the bed of the machine is flush with the cabinet.
Also, there is a more compact model at http://www.sewingandcraftclub.com/in...ategory_id=303
It is available in a variety of configurations.