Sunday, July 20, 2014

Singer Sewing Machine Sofa Table

When I saw this image (if anyone knows the original source let me know) floating around I knew I had to make one!  I found an old sewing machine for $30 and kept the legs and drawers.  Everything else was in really bad shape and I didn't have any use for it.  I just cleaned up the legs with soap and water and sprayed them with a satin clear coat so they wouldn't rust anymore.  I bought 2 2x10s for the top shelf, 1 2x16 for the bottom shelf, and 1 2x2 for the ends of the top shelf.  My husband joined the two boards for the top shelf and I sanded them, beat them up some, stained with Minwax special walnut, and used Annie Sloan's clear wax to seal everything.  We found some rusty lag bolts for connecting the 2x2s to the top boards and the bottom shelf to the legs.  I applied spanish copper rub n buff on the galvanized carriage bolts that we used to connect the top boards to the legs.

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  1. Oh my goodness...this is fabulous! Love, love, love it!

  2. I love this! My fiance and I are currently in the process of making this! How did your husband join the top two 2x10's? Also, what size lag bolts did you end up using? Are there more than 4 lag bolts per side (8 as a total)? Thank so much!!!!

    1. Hi Kacey! I'm so sorry, I'm just now seeing this. I hardly ever do anything on here and am never notified of any comments. :( He joined the two top boards with a pocket hole jig. 8 total lag bolts. He thinks they were probably 2.5-3" long. They are just holding that side piece of wood on and I liked the old rustiness of them. Hope I'm not to late! If you have any other questions you can email me at
      Thanks! Stephanie