I have way to much sewing stuff besides fabrics 😀
Ribbons, zippers, yarn, buttons and so on
For all this stuff I wanted to make a sewing cabinet
My apartment is under the roof. Penthouse! Hihi
I love it very much but buying furniture is nearly impossible because most of my walls have roof slopes.
I started to learn to make my own furniture 🙂
I bought an Ikea Pax. Its cheap and I love the interior organizers that comes with Pax.
First I measured the exact angle of my roof sloping wall and heights. The width I got from my Pax.
I dont describe how to build this cabinet. Internet is very helpful when it comes to saw angles and put all pieces together with dowels 😀
When the frame has been done I startet with the doors. Both doors are sawed at the same angle as the frame.
The right door has been done after I ironed edge bandings on the cut edge.
The left door I wanted as three-piece!
It isnt the first time I pimped a Pax. I knew I had problems with doing cup holes before 😦
The last time I had to buy a door again because the drill cup holes I made didnt worked and I made mistakes.
The 90 1/8 door comes with 4 hinges. The 2 hinges in the middle are very close together.
This gave me an idea to make an acrylic template
I ordered with Ebay acrylic in the same width as the door and the height I needed.
I used the door as pattern!
I clamped the acrylic on the door and started with the cup hole and the two drill holes on the bottom. When it was done I marked it as bottom on the acrylic. Then I made the next 2 cup holes.
As next I moved the acrylic upwards. I had to make sure the drill cup hole 2 I made before on the acrylic is exactly on the drill cup hole 3 from the door. This way I made 6 or 7 drill cup holes plus the 2 drill holes.
See pic below
Then I marked on my door the sizes I wanted for the new doors. Remember? I wanted 3 doors on the left side.
I clamped the acrylic on my door again. Do not remove the clamps till you made all cup holes!!!!
Make sure the bottom hole from the acrylic is exactly on the bottom hole from the door !!!!!
This way your doors will always fit perfect.
On my photos you can see the mark I made for the door size.
With the template you dont have to calculate where to drill your holes. Just move the door with the acrylic to your drill stand and start to drill 🙂
When you are done with drilling remove the acrylic and saw at the markings you made before.
You have now 3 doors. Iron on every cut edge banding, screw your hinges in the door and the cabinet and the doors are done 🙂
I’m damn proud of my work 😀
Do you see this adorable knobs?
Here a closer look even if my cabinet only got blue knobs. The red ones are for another idea I have.
The knobs are hand painted and I found them here: Sweet petites boutique
Because of the SIX !!! hinges I used for the doors I had had a huge problem with putting in 2 drawers 😦
There has been not enough space for them close together. The first thought I had I cant write in here hihi
Second thought: I dont need over 6″ in height for my sewing stuff.
I put both drawers apart and shorten all sides down to 4″
The front of the drawer will be put together with 2 screws and one wood dowel. Here a pic how I shorten the sides:
At the end I ironed bandings on the edges. To stabilize my drawer I screwed metal brackets on both back sides.
This way both shorten drawers fitted perfectly in my cabinet
As soon as I has been done with the cabinet I started to put my ribbons in the drawers. I’m not done yet I have a few more
See this wonderful boxes where I put my ribbons? I found this tip on the internet and I liked it very much ❤
If you are looking for something like this just google for –wedding gift box– and you will find it 🙂
I just cut a slot in the gift box to make it easier to pull the ribbon out
I hope you like my tutorial. Maybe you can use one of my tips 🙂