South Shore Crea Sewing Craft Table a good mid-budget desk
It felt a little bit like Christmas last week as large boxes kept showing up at my door filled with goodies for my new sewing studio/office.
For the first time ever I have a desk that was specifically designed for sewing and I love it. I chose the South Shore Crea Sewing Craft Table on Wheels for the space because I will be able to move it to the center of the room when I need to shoot a video tutorial, and then wheel it right back against the wall when I’m done. That way I can have more floor space for everyday sewing and work.
At close to $250, I felt like it was a good medium point between the cheap sewing tables that look like they won’t last long and the really expensive ones with drop in compartments for your sewing machine. Granted I haven’t even had it up for a week yet, but the construction seems sturdy enough for my purposes.
Besides being able to move the desk around, probably my favorite feature is the pull out drawer on the right side. It is large enough to hold a sewing machine. So if I need to use the desk for writing or to cut a new quilt, I can easily store my sewing machine out of harms way. Or if I ever manage to convince my husband I really do need a serger of my very own, it can live here.
The other bonus of the desk is it is made by South Shore which makes all kinds of other furniture in the same finish. That way I’m able to fill up the entire sewing studio/office with furniture that fits my needs and it looks like it goes together even if it is from different lines. I also ordered a printer stand in the pure white finish and I have my eye on a book shelf that will double as sewing book and fabric storage. Since they’re all available in the same pure white finish, I can mix and match and still look like I have a cohesive space with furniture that is functional and attractive.
The instruction booklet says you can put this together in 90 minutes with two people. That may be true if both people are engineers and have done it before. It took my husband and I twice that time. But the instructions were easy to follow and we didn’t really run into any problems putting the desk together.
I only have two complaints. The drawer bottoms on the left side of the desk are pretty thin and don’t seem like they could hold much weight. But they are the perfect size for holding quilt blocks and fabric yardage. I filled mine up with the components of three king sized quilts I’m working on and still had room to spare.
The second complaint is the back of the desk is unfinished particle board, which is pretty ugly for a desk you can move around and conceivably have in the center of the room. I just put two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint on and the problem was solved.
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