Arts & Crafts / mission Limbert footstool

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Project by Greg Salata posted 02-24-2010 03:17 PM 8926 views 17 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my version of a Limbert #225 footstool.
I liked it because it included a drawer
Never enough storage in a small house

It is QSWO and constructed with mortise and tenon joinery.
The entire piece was cut from one fantastic piece of wood.

My wife did the leather upholstery.

The pulls are hand hammered copper from Craftsmen Hardware.

Thanks for looking…............

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#1 posted 02-24-2010 03:43 PM

I like the style, like the look, like the wood and admire that really nice craftsmanship. Mortise & tenon joinery sure makes a piece look clean and neat. Noticed the snow in the background. We had snow here in Houston, TX yesterday, but it did not stick. No big surprise there.

-- Jsquared, Texas

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#2 posted 02-24-2010 03:57 PM

Looks great!

-- James -

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 02-24-2010 04:06 PM

Great piece of work

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 02-24-2010 04:22 PM

Very nice

-- ~the turtle

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#5 posted 02-24-2010 04:31 PM

Beautifully done, great finish and excellent job on the leather upholstery.

I’m a little bit indifferent with two knob pulls for small drawer. Cannot deny it adds to great details and more balance look., In reality, one seldom use both hands to pull a drawer. It’s just my view in general, do not mean to critsize your great work.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 02-24-2010 04:31 PM

Beautiful footstool.

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#7 posted 02-24-2010 05:06 PM

nicely done!

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Greg Salata

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#8 posted 02-24-2010 05:19 PM

Thasnks everyone.

The reason for the 2 pulls is that it is historically correct from the original.
I do believe that 1 would have done the job but that is not the way it had been done.


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#9 posted 02-24-2010 05:27 PM

Very nice! I’ve been hesitant to spring for Craftsmen Hardware because of their prices, but you can’t deny they make great stuff. May I ask what finish recipe you used? BTW, your wife did a great job too. Nice teamwork.

I don’t see a Morris chair among all your other Arts & Crafts projects, so what’s the footstool sitting in front of? Was the footstool a warm-up project for a chair? You’ve definitely got the skills.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#10 posted 02-24-2010 05:48 PM

Excellent craftsmanship and attention to detail… both the woodworking and the leatherwork!

I too am curious about your finish?

What are the dimensions of this piece?

Nice work! What’s next?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#11 posted 02-24-2010 06:36 PM

That is nice all the way around. The hand crafted hardware, the design, and the leather really adds a nice quality to it.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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Jeff Dubofsky

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#12 posted 02-24-2010 07:08 PM

That is truly a beautiful piece. Great design, and nothing beats nicely figured oak! Thanks for sharing…

-- jdubo, Hartland Wisconsin..."See a flaw in my work? Take a (big) step back!"

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#13 posted 02-24-2010 07:22 PM

Very nice. BOTH of you did a great job!

-- Doug - As my Dad taught me, you're not a cabinet maker until you can hide your mistakes.

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#14 posted 02-24-2010 07:53 PM

Hi Greg,

Very nice work. I would really appreciate it if you could give some detail on your finishing technique.


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John Stegall

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#15 posted 02-24-2010 11:23 PM

Both you and your wife did a good job!

-- jstegall

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