use and an old sewing machine frame as a small table / shelf (e.g. we use it to put our record player on)
Step 1: Old and Rusty
we got this old and rusty singer sewing machine frame and wanted to turn it into a table. the frame was a lot worse than we thought and is badly rusted (worse than it looks in the pictures) and will therefore need blasting and treating accordingly ...
ready for a good, hard and long cleaning process ...
Step 2: Cleaning and Degreasing
all parts were cleaned and degreased ....
you can see the original gold paint under all the dirt and grime :)
Step 3: Blasting
i sand blasted all parts which turned out great - all rust has been removed however you can see (if you look closely) small pit holes where the rust has gotten in. now ready for treating and priming !
Step 4: Paint
I primed and painted - finished in a high gloss black (hammerite from the can).
Step 5: Final Build
after I was happy with the plaint (warning: this took a lot of sanding and coats of paint) I built the frame back with new bearings and greased rods in place
Step 6: Table Top - Sanding
got hold of a nice untreated piece of oak from the local wood shop to use as the table top. the wood was untreated and not sanded therefore I had to spend a good few hours to get it nice and smooth with rounded edges ....
Step 7: Table Top - Staining
I used a clear stain specifically for oak which I thought would give the best effect/finish (in my case).
Step 8: Final Frame Preperation
I should have done this before paint - but to not think ahead.
although on the underside, i still did not want the screw heads to be visible (to stick out) so I sunk them into the frame !
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