Sewing Machine Cabinets

A Review of Some Popular Wood Sewing Machine Cabinets.

Once you've had a sewing machine for a while, you're likely to get tired of pulling it out and using it on the kitchen counter or dining room table. That's where a good sewing machine cabinet or table can be a big help. These cabinets give you a specific place to keep your machine, and keep it from getting in the way or getting buried under a lot of other things.

Some of the best ones are wood, offering an elegant, old fashioned feel that goes well with home sewing. Let's take a look at your options for wood sewing machine cabinets. You'll be happy you chose one!

Type Of Machine

The first thing you're going to need to look at is the type of machine you have. Do you use a brand new, state of the art machine, or do you prefer a reliable antique Singer? That'll have a big effect on the wood sewing machine cabinets you decide to look at. After all, while you can make a brand new machine fit an old fashioned cabinet, it'll take some work. For most of us, it's worthwhile to buy a brand new cabinet that'll work with our machine, if we're using a new one.

Users of older machines will need to measure their machine carefully, and find out the year and model number if they can. That'll help them get the right cabinet. The good news is that some of these cabinets can be found at yard sales, community sales, and in antique shops for a remarkably low price. Check your local classifieds.

What To Look For

You need to look for more than just a good price and a shiny surface if you're going to be shopping for wood sewing machine cabinets. Buyers who need an antique cabinet will have to examine it carefully, and make sure that the wood isn't swollen, cracked, or warped. If there is damage (many machine cabinets have been stored in attics and basements), ask yourself if you have the time, skills, and materials to fix it. If not, walk on by.

For newer cabinets, quality is still an issue. The surface will probably look a lot better than the average antique, but that doesn't mean the cabinet is well constructed. Look for cabinets made with real wood, not veneer and particle board or MDF, and make sure that all hardware is durable and works well. A cabinet might look great on the surface, but usability and longevity are a lot more than just finish-deep.

A wooden sewing machine cabinet might be just what you and your projects need. But not all cabinets are the same. Take the time to figure out what you need and what goes best with your machine, then make sure you're buying quality. If you love to sew, and are tired of inconvenience, it's time to find the right sewing cabinet for you.

Learn more about Sewing Machine Cabinets and Wood Sewing Machine Cabinets from Brian Garvin & Jeff West.

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