Vintage Home-made Wooden Sewing - Craft Cabinet

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(full item description/condition info can be found below story)

Marge carefully opened the large blue sewing cabinet that her husband Horace had made for her. She pulled out a spool of periwinkle blue thread. She had been feverishly working to complete a jacket before the arrival of the much ballyhooed cold front of which the Phoenix TV weathermen had been droning on and on about for the last week. She completed the last stitch just as the wind could be heard howling against the side of the house.

"Zackie" She called out in a loud voice, "Your jacket is done."

Zack tiptoed into the room and and sat down in the chair next to her. She pulled the handsome blue jacket over his shoulder and secured the buttons across his chest.

"Perfect fit." She said with a smug tone as Zack began to squirm in his chair. "They're saying it might get down to 45 degrees and you don't want get cold when you go on your walk."

The curly haired Zack perked his ears up at the word "walk", quickly forgetting the embarrassment of the little blue coat he was being forced to wear. After all, there might be a doggy biscuit in the cards as well.

For sale is a large one-of-kind, hand-made sewing/craft cabinet with a great distressed look. This cool box is home made with a frame made of 3/4" thick solid wood and 1/8" thick Masonite on the the sides and features curved corners. It is painted a Robins Egg blue with a nice worn shabby look to it. Closed it measures 24.5" tall (plus 2.5" tall handles), 16 3/8" wide and 5 1/4" deep and weighs just over 13 lbs. It swings open to 33" wide and the back is completely flush when all the way open so you could mount it against a wall. Inside--left side, there is a fold-down hinged shelf that makes a 14" X 11" deep shelf/work area with a chain that holds it straight. Below that there is a 2.5" deep shelf that has four (4) slots for holding scissors and other tools. On on the bottom of the left side there is a large bin for stowing notions. On the right side of the cabinet there are three shelves with twenty-four (24) total dowels to hold thread spools plus there's another shelf below that. The whole cabinet is hinged and closes up with small clasp for easy transport. We're also including a bunch of vintage sewing notions including thread on wooden spools, packages of sewing tape, ribbon, etc. We love the shabby look of this piece but you could certainly repainted it for taste. It would make a great crafting or be at home in an artists studio for lots of storage possibilities.

This cabinet is in good vintage condition and is structurally sound, solid piece but it has been well used over the years and has some areas of worn paint, nicks and scuffs. The fold down shelf closure looks like it broke off the shelf and was replace with a small eyelet and a piece of wire to hold it up. We found that it you are going to fold it up for transport, you'll need to take any spools off the top spool shelf so it will close properly.

This item will ship via FedEx Ground to the lower 48 USA States, Please be sure and provide a physical shipping address (no PO Boxes). We can also ship it to Alaska/Hawaii/US Territories but it will run a little more for shipping by USPS--Convo us for a shipping rate prior to purchasing for those locations.

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