Treadle Sewing Machine with Inlayed Dovetail Drawers

comments (3) January 25th, 2009 in Reader's Gallery

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Inlayed Dovetail Drawers
Inlayed Dovetail Drawers - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Inlayed Dovetail Drawers


This treadle sewing machine belonged to my wife’s grandmother and was in very poor condition.  It was stripped down to bare metal and all the wood was replaced. To make it a unique piece, I used inlayed dovetails. Contrasting wood was used to highlight the dovetail joints.  This illustrates how functional joints can also be very beautiful. The top and drawer fronts are oak, the drawer sides are reclaimed ash and the inlays are soft maple.  It is finished with a custom color stain that I mixed and then a clear satin finish.


Design or Plan used: My Own Design - Bruce Lindabury

posted in: Reader's Gallery, dovetails, , accessory, maple, inlay, ash, Oak, drawers


Comments (3)

cupim cupim writes: nice work!

you don't clone the original - you make it better and beauty!

this pics recover some nice memories of my grand mama and my mama.

the original singer powered by foot and made to last
long, long time ago!

not like nowadays things made just to be garbage in short time.

really tanks for sharing that pics

Posted: 1:10 pm on May 26th

THE_OBSERVER THE_OBSERVER writes: ohhh!
Posted: 12:31 am on March 18th

beetleb beetleb writes: Nice work, I feel design fits well with the sewing machine.
Posted: 1:56 pm on February 8th

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