Arrow Cabinet 98702 Bertha Sewing Cabinet, Cherry
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- Curious if your large machine will fit Bertha? The opening will accommodate sewing machines no larger then 22-9/16" wide x 11-3/4" front to back (deep) x 14-1/2" tall.
- Bertha will fit the new Bernina 8 Series 830 & 820, Viking Diamond, Topaz, Ruby, Sapphire, BabyLock Ellisimo, and Brother Quattro.
- Cabinet Dimensions, Open: 84-3/16" wide x 39-3/4" deep(quilt leaf fully extended) x 30-1/2" tall.
- Cabinet Dimensions, Closed: 43-1/2" wide x 23" deep x 31" tall.
- Color: Cherry. Includes quilt leaf extension.
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Bertha was made to fit today's large and heavy sewing and embroidery machines. Her airlift holds a 60 pound machine and will move your sewing machine up and down effortlessly into 3 positions: free arm, flatbed and storage. We have also included the quilt leaf for the back of the cabinet. The leaf will increase your workspace behind the unit, so fragile quilts won't fall on the floor as you pass them through the machine. The leaf slides along a metal rod behind the cabinet for custom positioning to the left of your machine. Click here to watch a video demo of the Quilt Leaf extension on Bertha. The two doors on Bertha have a total of 8 storage trays for all your sewing accessories. A cut out in the front allows for machine knee lifters to be used comfortably. Sew with correct posture avoiding stress on your hands, back and neck in any position by sitting in front of your needle for center needle sewing. Curious if your large machine will fit Bertha. The opening will accommodate sewing machines no larger then 22-9/16" wide x 11-3/4" front to back (deep) x 14-1/2" tall.
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Now waiting for the custom insert :-)
After ordering a whole bunch of unnecessary-around-the-house tools that added up to $100, and taking time to learn how to operate a drill and wrench off YouTube, I was prepared for allocating two hours to assemble this beast. Wrong - think maybe 3 or 4 evenings, if you pace yourself. There were several times my husband was sent off pouting and I was left feeling like a jerk with a drill in my hand.
OMG - They didn't pack in all the screws we needed....so frustrating!! Home Depot trip? Add another night for assembly.
You'll need a very very large space to open everything out and assemble, especially with two bodies in the room. Don't expect to play music in the background, you'll need every ounce of concentration. I had to take the unit apart twice because the directions were "backwards and unclear," (is this even possible?) and I had drilled a couple items upside down or inside out. The video kind of helps but that too, is dated and unclear on some parts, you'll definitely need to follow the instructions because the video skips some steps and explanations. I nearly panicked - Don't forget to save cardboard and styrofoam to "lift" the front of the cabinet...why the styrofoam is needed is beyond my understanding because it didn't accomplish anything, which is another opportunity to start arguing with a husband.
In the end, I am admiring my cabinet, it's functional and tucks away. I bought this for a Bernina 830 for my California vacation home - I needed something that could help transform a premium ocean view space for visitors who may stay over. Since it's not my full time residence, I didn't want to invest in a Koala. The machine fits and holds steady. I was weary of operating the lift but after several attempts, you'll warm up to how it operates.
My husband said, "next time, we are getting a preassembled Koala." He did mention that this Arrow cabinet was high quality for the price. But...it's your labor they are counting on for this to be a success. In the end, this led me to another interest in a hobby other than sewing, and that is, woodworking. But after stripped screws, missing pieces, and arguments with the hubby, I decided quiet and peaceful sewing is just the perfect hobby for a happy marriage and a sound mind.