Prototyping A Limbert Desk
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Many years ago, I found a great little Limbert desk while researching Arts and Crafts furniture.I admired its lines and economy, and filed it in my 'to build some-day' folder.When my youngest daughter went back to school and my wife picked up some freelance writing jobs, we needed a desk to support her new endeavor.
We live in a smallish two-flat in Chicago, and this desk with a door that conceals its contents inside seems like it would be perfect.I knew I needed to make a quick, inexpensive prototype to help me understand the joinery, as well as the use and function of this piece.
There are a number of great resources for building classic Arts and Crafts furniture, including a whole book on Limbert pieces, but all I could find for this desk was a listing from an antique auction from 2005.
The only information included were the external dimensions, so I was forced to use some old school geometry to ascertain approximate dimensions, and I made assumptions about details based on measured drawings available for other pieces.
While there are exceptions, Limbert chose pretty conventional units like full inches, and quarters or halves of inches, so I...