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We have a desk in the room that's usually the sewing room.  And it would be great to have it be a sewing cabinet.  But I really do use it as a desk sometimes, so I don't want a #40 library table, or even a #42, because the top surface would be so small.

I only just spotted references to the Copenhagen 351W, which would be perfect:  normal size desk, normal height, no exposed hinges, and it would fit our decor.  Too bad they seem to be rare.  :-/

Some pictures make it look as if it might have a knee controller, which would be icing on the cake, but I'd be a little surprised if it's true.

Are there other tables/desks that I should look at/for?

(Pictures are from an expired Offerup ad.)

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Interesting - that is the exact table that I have under my cutting table.  It belonged to my MIL and she bought it new with a Singer Golden Touch N Sew back in the 60's

Mine does have the bracket to convert the foot pedal to knee control,  and it's a bit different than earlier ones as the control for the TNS is a different shape than the older Singer foot controls.

This is a rather big desk,  but I really like it for that reason.   Unlike many of the Singer desks,  this one has a decent amount of space for you legs. 

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Oh good, someone has one.  :-)   Do you suppose you could measure it for me sometime?  LxWxH?   I should make sure it won't be too big for our space before I start thinking about it too hard.  

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The top measures about 43.5 long by 19.5 deep,  and it's the standard 30.5" tall. 

The nice part is the leg opening is 23" where most of the other singer cabinets I have are between 18-20" wide. 

The bottom drawer is deep ( the two lower handles are both on the big drawer, so the lowest one is "fake")  and that drawer has an upper slide tray to hold more stuff.   The two top drawers are about the same height,  and the top one on mine has a plastic bobbin holder.



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Thanks!!
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That desk truly looks like a piece a furniture vs a sewing table disguised as a desk. It's lovely and would be super to use for a multipurpose - something those of us with limited space always must consider.
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Strongsviile Ohio (south of Cleveland) $70 bucks and that includes the 401! =)

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Thanks for that.  Nice to have a reality check since the 3 or 4 I've found in the northeast are all $200 to $300.  
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Of course, now having done some more searching, I'm wondering if maybe I just need a Singer combination table.  I had thought that the "combination" tables were just for setting portable machines in, kind of like the FW card tables, but having read some threads here that I skimmed earlier, it seems like the name also applies to tables that hold a folded machine.

As seen in this local ad:  https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/169424761080761

I think Lori's thread describes this table:  https://www.victoriansweatshop.com/post/singer-cabinet-library-table-10085378

Also Christy's thread: https://www.victoriansweatshop.com/post/another-singer-combination-table-10446160

Clearly this isn't as big a "desk" as the Copenhagen, but it's also much less a commitment, in terms of furniture.  Anyone have the tabletop dimensions handy?  Did these come in various sizes?

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Paul, don't know if this will help, our combo table is just like the one in your photo and has our 66 in it. 

I like how macybaby gave the dimensions on the Copenhagen, so I'll follow her lead.   31" L x 18" D x 29.5" H.  With drawer open (8") on the side, it is 39" L.  The leg opening is 24.5" W.  

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I've got one of those too - I took it apart to refinsh,  and it's still in parts.  I did take them when me when I moved.

I also have the "combination table" that has a part that can be dropped down and a 3/4 size bentwood case can be dropped in.  That table is 33*18.  It is designed to be used with a special  kneebar that is quite hard to come by.  It's not the same as what normally works with kneebar controlled bentwood case machines.   You could put a foot controlled machine in the case.   Another note,  the base on the 99 and 128 cases are not the same height,  so shims have to be used if you want to use the table with the shorter style base.  I never realized they were different until I dropped a 99 into the table and it didn't fit the same as the 128.  




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Thanks Carol!  It looked bigger in the pictures.  :-)   31" across is barely desk-worthy.

They are nice looking.

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I've got one of those too - I took it apart to refinsh,  and it's still in parts.  I did take them when me when I moved.


I also have the "combination table" that has a part that can be dropped down and a 3/4 size bentwood case can be dropped in.  That table is 33*18.  It is designed to be used with a special  kneebar that is quite hard to come by.  It's not the same as what normally works with kneebar controlled bentwood case machines.   You could put a foot controlled machine in the case.   Another note,  the base on the 99 and 128 cases are not the same height,  so shims have to be used if you want to use the table with the shorter style base.  I never realized they were different until I dropped a 99 into the table and it didn't fit the same as the 128.



macybaby so the table that holds a bentwood base, is that the kneebar that is hard to find?

I love these combo tables and I just saw this one today and is on my someday list.  No where near us or in a decent enough price range either, but still fun to look at.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/atq/d/happy-valley-singer-99k-sewing-machine/7118429084.html

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Thanks Carol!  It looked bigger in the pictures.  :-)   31" across is barely desk-worthy.

They are nice looking.


You've welcome!  They do look larger don't they?  I do like them quite a bit though, I must say!
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Bags if your near central Mn I have one I would give up.
 I’m steering away from electric.


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We have a desk in the room that's usually the sewing room.  And it would be great to have it be a sewing cabinet.  But I really do use it as a desk sometimes, so I don't want a #40 library table, or even a #42, because the top surface would be so small.

I only just spotted references to the Copenhagen 351W, which would be perfect:  normal size desk, normal height, no exposed hinges, and it would fit our decor.  Too bad they seem to be rare.  :-/

Some pictures make it look as if it might have a knee controller, which would be icing on the cake, but I'd be a little surprised if it's true.

Are there other tables/desks that I should look at/for?

(Pictures are from an expired Offerup ad.)

cop1.jpg cop5.jpg cop2.jpg cop3.jpg cop4.jpg


Interesting. I have one of these. It came with my 500a for $35 a few years back. Apparently they also come with the drawer stack on the righthand side too. Someone on here has one. Yes they have the knee control. It is kind of an odd one, you stick the floor pedal into a bracket and the knee control pushes on it. 

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Bags if your near central Mn I have one I would give up.
 I’m steering away from electric.



HelenAnn, I'm sorry I didn't see your post earlier.  If I was even just a state away from you, I would gladly take it off your hands and help with your transition.  [biggrin]

Alas, I'm in Maine.  Not quite close enough at this time. Thank you so much for the offer though.


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