Sewing desk DIY

Earlier this week I found the ambition to make a custom sewing desk for myself.  I drug the twins to five thrift stores before finding the perfect candidate, then I set out to mutilate customize a perfectly good desk with my circular saw.
Before someone tries to show their ass, I feel I should share with you a bit about my husband.  I am fortunate to have the most supportive, caring and hardworking husband.  He works from the early morning to night, using his construction, plumbing and excavation talents to provide for our family.  He could easily do these sorts of things for me but when he gets home or has free time, the very last thing he wants to do is some bullshit I've dreamed up for around the house.  Besides, look at how much fun I would have missed out on!

 With that being said, let's get to the good stuff.  My plan to tackle this little cutie was pretty simple.  First I sat my machine on top and traced the largest section of the base with a (affiliate link) Fons & Porter chalk wheel thing.  I know, not ideal but it is what I had and it worked.  I cut what I could with a circular saw and cut the smaller corners with a handsaw until I broke it. 

Once that clusterfuck was finished I sat my machine into the whole I made and traced the final square shape.  Then the kids and I ran the geese away from the pond, rolled in the gravel and gave piggyback rides, remember I broke my saw.

The next day I went to Lowe's and bought one of these, I believe it is a Keyhole saw (affiliate link) - also know as an arm breaking piece of shit - but I digress it did work quite well and was less than $10.
I then added a 1/2" piece of plywood and some lag bolts with washers and nuts to support my machine.  It is a pretty snug fit but I wanted some stability under it, in case I get carried away with my block piecing.  That was pretty much it, I dusted her off and placed it in the basement where it will live happily ever after!

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