Tuesday, February 1

Rough Draft

I'm learning as I go along building my mini sewing cabinet. I've decided that this one will be just a rough draft of the final project.

First of all, I'm going to get some REAL maple wood. The vinegar stain didn't work as well as I thought. It saturated the wood and made it soft.

Although I do like the color, I think real maple will make a much prettier cabinet. Here are the ideas for the interior. I tried to copy the original cabinet as much as possible.

I drilled holes in the top shelf for my scissors and made the storage box below. On the right you can see how I'm trying to make the little drawers that swing out. I'll need to drill through them and insert a pin so that they will move.

I like the plan so far. I'm just not happy with the finish. I will take this apart when I get my REAL maple wood and use the pieces as patterns for the next one.

So while I'm waiting for my little hinges to arrive, I'm off to look for real maple!

Hope you have a great day!


Caseymini said...

Kathi, just be aware that real maple is much harder than the bass that you have been using. It will be nicer, but more difficult to cut. Good luck with it. The sewing cabinet is going to be beautiful when it is finished.

De said...

It's going to be a beautiful cabinet! You might try Micro-Mark. I saw some nice wood pieces in their newest catalog.

Kim said...

Kathi- this is going to be sooo cool when you are finished with it- I hope you do try the maple- a little extra work but what heirloom it would be then! Good luck- I look forward to seeing how it goes :)

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh wow, that is quite the challenge! Kudos to you! It will look amazing when you get it done, though. And I know you will.

What an amazing find your grandfather's stamp was! Absolutely priceless. Yes, you should get one too, definitely!