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
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
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.