Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Place for Everything and Everything in its' Place!

Tidy isn't It?
     When Diane was designing her studio space she really took everything into account.  She has many different colors of threads that she needs to create her RagDolls and needed them close to her sewing machines.  This is one of the drawers and here is the other:

Adjustability of Dividers
     Her table can be used from either side, depending on what type of sewing operation she's doing.  In addition to the single drawer on the table there are also two drawers in the cabinet that flank the table on both sides.  In the picture above you can see the hinges for the doors.  They are currently having the glass installed but should be in place in a few days, just waiting for the silicon to set before they're attached.

     Diane really likes the divider system and thinks I should offer them on Etsy!  What I did to make them was to cut a bunch of 1" strips from a piece of 1/8" plywood.  These were then notched half way up so they will slip together and interlock.  That process was accomplished with this tablesaw set up:

Set Up for Notching Dividers
     Very similar to cutting finger joints.  The piece that is sticking out towards you is exactly 2" from the blade.  After you cut the first notch, set the pieces over that, cut again, and repeat until you reach the end of the strip.  The long dividers were notched every 3" and the short ones every 2", this way she could customize them to suit whatever is going into that particular drawer.

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