How to Build a Sewing Machine Table

For those who love to sew, having a good workspace is important, as it can save time and money. A sewing table that is a good height and can support your machine can be expensive, but you can make your own for a fraction of the price of a commercial sewing table. These directions will help you build a simple sewing machine table with an optional piece for a serger.

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Having a good sewing table can help you finish projects quickly.

Step 1

Record the dimensions you wish to have for your table. The top of the table should be large enough to accommodate your machine and anything else you want to have on the table when you're working. The height of your table is important—the average height for a sewing table is 28 inches, but you may want it higher or lower than that, depending on your height.

Step 2

Acquire all the pieces of wood you will need, matching their sizes to the dimensions you recorded. You will need pieces for the top and back, at least two pieces for the sides (more if you would like to put up shelves) and an extra piece for the serger stand. Measure your pieces of wood, and use the saw to cut them if necessary. Wear safety goggles and gloves when working with the wood.

Step 3

Attach the top and back pieces of wood, using the hammer and nails.

Step 4

Place the table so that the back is lying on the floor. Attach the sides of your table to the top piece of wood. Sit the table upright and attach the sides to the back.

Step 5

Use another two pieces of wood the same dimensions as the sides if you want to make a space for shelves. Connect these pieces to the top and back.

Step 6

Fasten the piece for your serger to the top of the table. Place this piece of wood under the top of the table and nail into place. Put the shelf brackets underneath the piece of wood to help stabilize the serger shelf.

Step 7

Sand down any raw edges if necessary. Use the wood stain to finish the wood, if desired.