This is a sewing cabinet that I built on a commission for some friends of ours. It is made of Walnut plywood for the flat panels in the top and rear drop leaf and solid walnut for all other parts such as the raised panel door, breadboard ends, etc. It is finished in no less than three coats of satin urethane varnish and up to eight coats of varnish on high wear surfaces.
The sewing machine is on an electric lift that can be activated by a rocker switch. There are two roll out auxiliary tables that are sitting on the left and right of the work area that stow under the top when the unit is folded up. The entire unit including the auxiliary tables is on casters. The rear drop leaf has a rule joint and folds down into a recess in the back and is virtually hidden when folded down. I took this job on with just a general sketch and many of the fine details on how to achieve one design item or another usually came to me about 3:00 am.
– Russell Boring