One day while working, I noticed an issue with my new worktable. The wood was splitting, and a shelf had sagged to the point where the supporting post came out. Needless to say, I was not happy. 

So off I go to the hardware store, got some really hard wood and had the pieces cut to my specifications.

I took the top off [the base is in two pieces to make moving it easier], then I turned each base piece on its top so I could reinforce the underside of each shelf and replace the split piece of wood. I also used screws to attach the support braces. The underside support pieces were placed on the diagonal.

I turned both parts of the base cabinets right side up and repainted the inside and all parts that show. I used a second coat as well. After everything was dry and secure, I replaced the top. 

Worktable Crack
Work table crack
Emptied work table
Hard Wood
Hard hard wood to fix the disaster
Reinforced table & repaired shelf

Then I noticed that the paint on the walls wasn’t very fresh looking. So, I repainted the whole room. As a result, I rearranged a few things because I noticed the flow of my work would be more efficient. I also decided to store things in a closet that I don’t use often. It was during all of this I acquired a Thor GC 1341 Leather machine.  This is a cylinder machine that also has a flat bed attachment for larger projects.  The BEAST as I call her. 

The end result of all of this is increased lighting, more room to walk, less clutter, and a far better organization system. I ONLY keep my most often used reference books in the sewing studio. My other books that are not used often are kept in the living room. I try to keep the volume down in the studio so I have more room to work. 

From Repair to Renovation

Our hours are by appointment only. Especially during these days of the plague.  In this way we have sanitized the studio and provided N95K masks.

In addition my service dog the Mighty Thor is in the house.  An active puppy who loves everyone, so be prepared.