I am nearly finished with the treadle cabinet.
I started with this.
I cut it apart and then painted the 2 ends yellow as a base coat
did a coat of gel stain
today I added the treadle mechanism. I found that on eBay. Here is the picture from the eBay listing.
When I cut the cabinet apart I added solid wood to the inside edges. I screwed the treadle into that wood on the cabinets. (4 screws, one on each corner of the Iron mechanism.
Then I added the top. I also bought that from eBay.
Here it is all together
The stain is still not fully dry so it Will be a few days before I can finish it. I will add a coat of shellac when the stain is dry and then put the hardware back on and store the extra machines in the lower parts of the cabinet and the drawers will hold things like extra feet, tools, extra belts, oil etc.