Amish Furniture- Heritage Sewing Cabinet
Our Heritage Sewing Cabinet resembles an antique office desk when opened and when closed resembles an attractive credenza or sideboard.
The Heritage sewing cabinet is built to handle larger quilting and embroidery machines. USA Amish handcrafted heirloom furniture.
The cabinet features a flip-out tray in the front above the kneehole and pocket doors to hide the machine when it is down. A wood insert replaces the machine insert when it is not being used for the sideboard look.
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The Heritage Sewing Cabinet is 65” Wide x 22” Deep and 32” Tall. A 23” flip-up wing on the back and casters are standard. When fully opened this cabinet will measure up to 45” in depth.
Sewing machine size and insert
The cabinet will handle larger machines up to 24” Wide, 11” Deep, 16” Tall, and up to 60 lbs. with an insert measuring insert 14” Deep x 27” Wide.
When measuring the machine make sure to include the spindle and cords that would be in the machine when it is lowered down into the cabinet. As a rule of thumb, add 3” to the length and depth of the machine for the template size. The best way to measure is by setting the machine between two tall, fixed items such as large books, and then measuring across the top. Do not include detachable arms and parts that would not be lowered with the machine.
The cabinet includes the acrylic template custom-made to fit your machine. We will need the make and model of your machine in the comment box at check-out.
The sewing machine pushes down into the cabinet using a German-made airlift allowing the top to be closed. When the doors are closed this unit appears to be a sideboard or chest to fit into your decor and to hide clutter.
Priced in Red Oak or Brown Maple. (Pictured in Red Oak). Also available in Quarter Sawn Oak, Elm, Hard Maple, and Cherry.
This builder uses a formaldehyde-free topcoat finish.
Click Here to view stain options that are included in the price. Painted and distressed options as well as stain matching are available with an upcharge; contact us if interested.
The Heritage Sewing Cabinet uses solid hardwood on the tops, fronts, doors, and drawer fronts. Cabinet-grade veneer plywood is used on the sides and in the kneehole. The back of this cabinet is also finished and there is also a 23” finished wing on the back of the cabinet so that it can be set out in the middle of a room like a desk.
The cabinet is equipped with seven quality crafted dovetail joinery drawers mounted on full extension slides. The inside of the drawer boxes on the left side are all equal in size and measure approximately 13” W x 17” D x 3-1/2” H. The three drawer boxes on the right-hand side measure approximately 6” W x 17” D x 5-1/2” H. The cabinet also features a flip-down center compartment for storing small items such as scissors, measuring guides, etc.
Cabinet pocket doors slide in the side of the kneehole and are equipped with quality sliding door hinges.
The cabinet is equipped with nylon-tipped adjustable glides that will adjust between 5/16” to ½”. Rollers are optional to select using the drop-down boxes. Cords will slide under the edges of both the glides and rollers, so cord holes are not needed.
You should expect 3-6 months for your custom cabinet to be built and shipped. Since the pandemic and the uncertainty of the economy, there has been an overwhelming renewed interest and demand for home-based products. Our Amish builders are also facing the same levels of supply chain and labor shortages as other industries. Each cabinet is handcrafted for quality and not mass production speed.
You can order online using a credit card, PayPal, over the phone, or mail us a check.
A word about pricing and shipping cost. We have seen a wide range of prices on Amish sewing cabinets over the years. The factors are the cost of the cabinet and the cost to ship and deliver them. When comparing look at both. Some will increase the price and offer free shipping while others lowball the price and charge by the mile to deliver which may end up costing more to deliver than the cabinet price itself. We feel our flat rate shipping is fair and the prices of our cabinets competitive when you factor in both the cabinet and delivery costs.
Cottage Craft Works has gained a respected reputation for quality sewing cabinets and was featured in the December/January 2015 issue of Vogue Patterns Magazine as a resource for Amish handcrafted sewing machine cabinets.
You may pick the cabinet up in central Ohio; Select F.O.B (freight on buyer) if you live close to Central Ohio and would like to pick the cabinet up at the Amish shop. Select a $400 shipping deposit for in-home delivery. We will notify you should there be an issue with delivery to your location before we process the order.
We utilize insured, professional blanket-wrapped Amish furniture haulers that cover 95% of the Continental US with inside delivery for only $400. The exception might be a remote location at the extreme tip of a state like Michigan, Main, Florida, or some other location that is difficult to maneuver into for a delivery.
Solid Wood Furniture is a term that has loosely evolved over time. The term once meant furniture built entirely from native solid hardwoods.
Today some companies have stretched the term in marketing for those looking for quality furniture. They claim they have solid wood furniture based solely on the technical aspects of wood chips and fibers that still comprise the wood structure. This means that their furniture might contain particle board or MDF wood fiber lumber. The woods being used in furniture; even high-end sewing cabinets most often utilize particle board wood covered with a glued-on laminate. Particle board does not do well in humid climates or when used on long cabinet tops such as those used on the next-generation computerized sewing and embroidery cabinets. The product often begins swelling or sagging. Cabinet laminated edges are easy to snag on fabrics and chip or peel off edges leaving the particle board exposed and susceptible to absorbing more moisture from the atmosphere.
While particle board laminated boards are widely used in office furniture, cutting a 13” x 27” hole in the top of a sewing cabinet changes the structural integrity of the top exposing the edges to absorb moisture.
Amish furniture will never have particle board or MDF wood in their furniture. The cabinet fronts, and tops, including door and drawer fronts, will utilize premium solid hardwoods for the high-wear areas. Cabinet-grade matching veneer plywood will be used on the sides and in the case of a sewing cabinet inside the kneehole sides. The back will be covered in the same plywood or a Luan type of plywood. Plywood is layered sheets of real hardwood laminated together providing a more stabilized wood that doesn’t expand and crack like solid wood while providing a stronger structural wood versus a single wood sheet.
About the Builder
Our builder learned his craft from accomplished Amish cabinet builders who have passed down old-world craftsman skills from generation to generation. He has been building cabinets since 2002 and in 2010 started his own custom cabinet business. In 2014 his unique cabinet design and craftsmanship blessed him with solid growth to the point he needed to expand to a brand new 50’ x 80’ shop. Then again in 2018, he expanded with a complete in-house finish shop focused on custom furniture building. Unlike other shops that send their cabinets to other Amish finish shops, this builder can build and finish on the same property controlling the complete process from start to finish ready for shipping.
Click Here to view all our sewing custom cabinetry for any dream sewing room imaginable. From reproduction treadle cabinets, and specialty Singer Featherweight tables to the most sophisticated solid wood sewing cabinets for the next generation of sewing machines, you will see why Cottage Craft Works is on the leading edge in providing handcrafted custom solid wood sewing cabinets.