My husband snapped this picture laaaate one night when we finally finished connecting and installing my 36 1/2 foot long sewing desk. Isn’t it beautiful? I feel so lucky. I now have room to set up all of my machines (sewing machines, sergers, & coverstitch), plus my laptop. And there is even room for a kid to sit and do homework, yay!
You may remember from my post a week ago, that I found the butcher block countertops on clearance at Ikea. The lower pieces in this picture are also from Ikea in the Klimpen desk system. The bookshelves, drawers, and legs are all 27 1/2” tall – perfect for customizing a desk of any length.
In some places, the countertops needed to be connected in front of a window. That’s where we used the brackets that came with the legs (Adils). I used 9 legs total, for connecting and supporting the desk in front of the windows and for supporting the ends next to the walls.
When the countertops needed to be connected above a little bookshelf or drawer unit, we used small brackets from the hardware store. Driving screws into hard countertop was difficult, but possible with a cordless drill.
I’m about 1/2 way unpacked and I LOVE how this desk system looks. I bought 3 Tomnas cubby storage shelves to go on top of the desk. The cubbies are the same size as my old Kallax cubbies, so my baskets fit in these too.
In my mind, I wanted the lower combination of 2 Alex drawer units and one Klimpen bookshelf to combine with the Tomnas on top and look kind of like a hutch. It looks better than I imagined and I’m so happy!
I wasn’t sure if I’d like the 5 or so inches between the countertop and the cubby shelf above it, but surprise! It turns out that I can use it to store flat items like mats, rulers, and pattern pieces. Love that!
Thank you for reading and following my Sewing Studio Makeover. You can find all of my makeover posts plus my inspiration pins on this Pinterest Board. As soon as I’m unpacked and organized (don’t hold your breath, lol) I’ll give you a studio tour!
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