An Updated Look, For Traditional Sewing Tables
Once again, we feel that Sauder has stuck gold with another one of their products. With this design, their team has taken the traditional sewing table (one that your grandmother would have used back in the 60’s) and carefully refined it to be more efficient and visually appealing.
When closed, this model has a sleek traditional sideboard appearance. The unit can blend nicely into a regular living, bedroom or dining room without coming across as work equipment, as many metal framed sewing tables tend to do.
When open, there is a large storage compartment (with door) on the right side including two adjustable shelves. Moving to the left, what were once the two front left doors (when fully closed), are now transformed into a secondary small item storage area with two plastic bins. Resting above this front panel is a drop-leaf top which extends the total surface area to a spacious 62.25”, giving you ample room to organize your different fabrics as you work. Between these two storage areas is a large shelf which fits a variety of standard sewing machine sizes.
It wasn’t easy for us to find fault with this item, but one minor issue often reported by customers is that the magnets used to latch the front doors closed are not always strong enough to be effective – allowing the doors pop open on occasion. Like we said, this is a very small problem which can always be fixed with a $2 magnet purchase at your local hardware store.
Dimensions: 40.1” x 19.5” x 28.5” (Closed) 62.25” x 19.5” x 28.5” (Open)
This unit is made entirely out of particle core with a melamine covered top. While it is usually preferred for furniture to be made out of solid wood, the melamine surface is appropriate in this particular situation. Not only is it more durable than a standard paint coating, it also allows for easy sliding of fabrics on the top surface – making this material ideal for sewing activities.
All of the hardware is quite reliable and is designed to take repeated openings and closings of the unit. We truly love the large casters which make for smooth rolling around your home – it should be noted that casters generally work best on hard surfaces as opposed to thick carpet.
Depending on your selection of colour finish (White, Cinnamon Cherry, or Amber Pine) the price will slightly vary, but regardless of the variance it is still a great deal. All three options are currently available for purchase online, with Walmart.com just edging out Amazon.com for the best prices. The prices are as follows:
White: $137.46 (Walmart)
Amber Pine: $137.46 (Walmart)
All three of the prices fall in the mid-lower cost of modern sewing tables. If you’re looking to step up your sewing game, we highly recommend this clever little table.