Craft room for quilt maker features unique storage options
Designed by Nancy Langway of Expert Closets.
Designer Nancy Langway of Expert Closets submitted this project in our 2017 Top Shelf Design Awards. Titled “Dream Studio Space,” the sewing studio features plenty of unique storage options.
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Here’s how Langway described the project:
Project description
Custom Sewing/Craft Studio
My client asked me to create a Sewing Studio maximizing her space and unique storage needs. She is a quilt designer and has quite an inventory of sewing notions, fabrics, and books. She wanted a center island with a two-level workspace. One surface at desk level for her sewing machine and work area. And another 38-inch high surface allowing her to stand up, for cutting and laying out her various projects. I decided to take advantage of all four sides of the island to maximize the space and provide all kinds of storage nooks. There are adjustable shelves in various widths and heights. I also gave her 30-inch deep drawers on the higher island section to store fabrics, paper, and patterns. The window seat was created with the beautiful ocean view in mind. It has extra-large drawers 20 inches high and 18 inches deep, for all kinds of craft items. A custom window seat cushion was fabricated for comfort and style.
Materials used
Material: ¾ inch white melamine, door, and drawer face style: Shaker; countertops: JB Cutting 1-inch white
Equipment and/or software used
KCD Software 
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Michaelle Bradford, CCI Media, is Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine and Woodworking Network editor. She has more than 20 years of experience covering the woodworking and design industry, including visits to custom cabinet shops, closet firms and design studios throughout North America. As Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine under the Woodworking Network brand, Michaelle’s responsibilities include writing, editing, and coordinating editorial content as well as managing annual design competitions like the Top Shelf Design Awards. She is also a contributor to FDMC and other Woodworking Network online and print media owned by CCI Media.