How do you attach a wooden top to the base of an iron sewing base?

Jessica Smith
by Jessica Smith
I have an old iron Singer sewing base and I'm going put a butcher block top but I need to know how to attach it? Any suggestions? Thank y'all!
  4 answers
  • Katrina Warren Katrina Warren on Feb 18, 2015
    There should be screw holes in your iron base where the old cabinet was attached, just use those holes & use wood screws to screw the butcher block onto the base from the underside. Be sure your screws are short enough that they won't come through to the top side of your butcher block. If the screw heads are too small & will go through the holes in the iron base just use a washer between the screw & the iron base to make it work.
  • Carole Carole on Feb 18, 2015
    There should be 4 holes in the top of the frame. Usually these frames have a cabinet attached. That is how it is attached. You won't have any problems. I have made over two so far and you just need to pre-drill into the wooden top before attaching with screws. I see Katrina has also answered your question. BTW, I would have thought that the cast iron frame would be a bit low for a butchers block island. You might want to build up the height before attaching the cutting block to the top. Nobody wants to have to stoop to use a butchers block. Check the height of your kitchen cabinets and try to get it to around the same height if you can.
  • Country Design Home Country Design Home on Feb 18, 2015
    If, for some reason there are no drill holes in the iron, you could use a "U" clamp (usually found in the plumbing aisle). They are shaped like the letter u but the ends are bent out flat with a hole in each one. So the clamp goes under the iron pieces and the screws get drilled through the holes and into the underside of the wood.
  • Jessica Smith Jessica Smith on Feb 18, 2015
    Thanks ladies! I hadn't seen the base yet when I asked this question lol so I was trying to get a head start! I just received it late last night and now know what yall are talking about! Thank yall again!