I am building a sewing table for my wife. Her "shop" is adjacent to mine and
I am always amused at all of the parallels between quilting and woodworking.
He current table is small and poorly designed. The major limitation is that
it is no big enough to support her work, and consequently, the weight of the
workpiece (quilt) pulls itself away from the machine. The woodworking
analogy is trying to cut a sheet of plywood on a modest table saw without
infeed or outfeed tables.
So... I set out to make the sewing table with a nice big flat slick surface.
The design that I came up with is a hybrid. The top, is kitchen-counter-like
(formica on MDF w/ maple perimeter and apron). This top rests on a frame an
pannel bank of drawers on one end, and just a pair of legs on the other.
The apron/perimeter assembly was biscuited to the already formica-laminated
mdf. When clamping this together, I snapped a chip out fo the formica about
1.25"x .5". Gluing back in the chip will not work, as it was apparently
slightly deformed on exit and it will not sit perfectly flat. (see bad photo
I am wondering if there is a something like a pigmented apoxy that could be
poured into the recess and scraped level? Since the formica is a matte
white, a decent color match is probably doable.
IU know this is not going to be perfect and that's OK as this is not
intendeded to be furniture-grade work (think really nice outfeed table).