Limbert Table

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Project by Lou Sylvester posted 04-22-2021 03:02 PM 674 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Limbert table was made for my wife on our 37 Anniversary. It was designed by Charles Limbert who was an early Arts and Crafts designer and builder of fine furniture. The piece was constructed using Quartersawn Red Oak and it was finished with a custom colored stain and several coats of hand-rubbed varnish. The 4 legs were joined with several rabbet cuts referred to as spiralized rabbet. It fits well in our Family Room.

-- Lou Sylvester

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#1 posted 04-22-2021 03:18 PM

Nice work Lou!

Excellent match for your chair.

Looks like the only straight lines you left were the shelf sides and leg top/bottoms. Did you use templates?

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Lou Sylvester

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#2 posted 04-22-2021 03:37 PM

I did use a template. The legs should have been straight but I had a router oops and I had to improvise. The plans were from Popular Woodworking.

-- Lou Sylvester

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#3 posted 04-22-2021 03:41 PM

That is wonderful, great looking!

I think your oops, was the best. Love the flow…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Lou Sylvester

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#4 posted 04-22-2021 03:42 PM

I agree the small arch works

-- Lou Sylvester

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#5 posted 04-22-2021 03:48 PM

Very nice work!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 04-22-2021 04:46 PM

Hey, you can’t go wrong with a Limbert table. You did this one justice. Nice work.
I’ve got whole rooms in my house that look like a Limbert catalog page. Some antique, and some reproduction, but all adored by our family.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#7 posted 04-22-2021 06:22 PM

Nice A&C table. Looks great. Nice touch with the ribbon: I guess there was no point in wrapping the present as your wife probably knew you were working on it!

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#8 posted 04-22-2021 07:03 PM

Nice work, looks great with that Morris. Is it on a rocker swivel base?

Love that Red Oak ray fleck. :-)

-- Think safe, be safe

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#9 posted 04-22-2021 07:17 PM

Mighty Fine I love the quarter sawn Oak looks like it fits right in with the Stickily style chair.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#10 posted 04-22-2021 07:29 PM

Gotta love those Limbert tables and this one looks great. Nice work. I’m adding this to my favorites list. Bravo…

-- Tim in Tucson

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#11 posted 04-22-2021 09:35 PM

Nice addition to the chair. The finish is very nice.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#12 posted 04-23-2021 01:13 AM

Very nice. It certainly compliments that chair.

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#13 posted 04-23-2021 03:31 AM

Nice job.

-- Galootish log blog,

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Lou Sylvester

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#14 posted 04-23-2021 10:43 AM

The rocker recliner is on a swivel and rocks. I purchased it in Inlet NY .Thanks for your kind words.

-- Lou Sylvester

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#15 posted 04-23-2021 01:55 PM

beautiful execution, finish, materials. Congrats!

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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