Kangaroo sewing cabinets are the Ferrari of the sewing cabinet world—classy furniture with all the features a serious sewer dreams about. These sewing tables come with a price tag, but you get what you pay for. In this case, it’s well-thought out design, careful workmanship, plenty of storage area and lots of surface area for your work.
The Kangaroo Kabinets K8611 Aussie Sewing Cabinet is one example of a quality Kangaroo sewing table. Folded up against a wall, it looks like nothing more than a sleek side cabinet with modern lines that’ll match almost any style of home decor. At 49 ¾ inches wide and 22 inches deep, it’ll fit most anywhere and won’t clutter up your sewing room. Your machine and a plethora of sewing notions, thread and fabric can be stored inside.
Yes, it’ll fit almost anywhere, but to get the best use of this sewing cabinet you should set it up somewhere with lots of space around, because when the table is unfolded and extended in all its glory it is little less than enormous. 99 ½ inches wide and 80 ½ inches deep—is that enough for all your space cravings and ambitiously large projects?
I’d think so!
If you don’t have that much space to allot to a sewing table, no worries: fold up the quilting extension, slip in the rolling caddy, and you’ve got a narrower work surface that just measures 99 ½ by 22. This table comes with lots of possibilities and can be used in a number of different configurations. Pull out what you want, fold in what you don’t, and you’ll get a table that meets your needs perfectly.
There’s also a handy air lift for your sewing machine that can bring it up or down to your choice of three different positions—no need to strain your back getting set up!
Not that ambitious? Slightly smaller is the Kangaroo Kabinets Wallaby Sewing Cabinet. This sewing cabinet is very like the Aussie, but not quite as ginormous. Closed up, it’s 39.5 inches wide and 19.25 inches deep. Get it all open and extended, and you’ll have 64.5 inches in width and 42.5 in depth.
Although there is less storage room than the Aussie offers, you still will enjoy the handy drawer, shelf and organizers, and there’s room on the surface to use two machines, or a machine and a serger. This table comes with the same three-position air lift that offers easy and effortless positioning of your sewing machine.
We’ve been singing their praises, but is their anything negative to say about the Kangaroo Sewing cabinets? Well, nothing in this world is perfect. First, assembly is a beast. These sewing tables do come with detailed instructions and there are even videos to help you put them together. But let’s face it: a complex sewing cabinet will have complex assembly, and you’re the one doing it.
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Anything else? Apart from the spelling, of course! Keep in mind, Kangaroo Kabinets are not solid wood, but an MDF and presswood combination. The manufactured wood is top quality and the finishes are pretty spiffy, but when it comes down to it, it’s not quite as fine as it looks.
Still, these are good tables; tables we have no hesitation in giving a good recommendation to. They’re pretty much as close as you can get to a dream sewing cabinet.