Limbert Tabourette

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Project by Alongiron posted 10-30-2011 04:47 PM 2861 views 10 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Tabourette looks exactly like the table that appeared in Charles P. Limbert Co.’s 1905 furniture catalog. His company producted Arts & Craft furniture in Grand Rapids, MIch. This table sold for $7 in 1905; a recent example fetched $1,600 at an Auction. It is made from Quarter Sawn White Oak with 3 coats of clear shellac and a coat of wax

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#1 posted 10-30-2011 04:55 PM

That table came out great.
The joinery is right on the money, and it goes perfectly with that nice rocker in the pictures.
The grain in that oak is beautiful too.

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#2 posted 10-30-2011 05:23 PM

beautiful piece
thanks for sharing this

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#3 posted 10-30-2011 05:41 PM

Steve that is one sweet table. I love the look of the QSO. As Woodwrecker said, it really compliments that beautiful rocker. You have some talent – thanks for sharing with us.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 10-30-2011 05:51 PM

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is one beautiful table. That grain makes it alive!!Great job. It is one of my favorites!!.........Jim

ps. I wish I had a place for one and I’d make it now!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 10-30-2011 11:07 PM

Very nice job. The Limbert table is one of my favorite styles of tabourette. You did a very faithful reproduction of it. Thanks for the post.

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#6 posted 10-30-2011 11:53 PM

Wonderful work.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#7 posted 11-06-2011 07:14 PM

Perfect execution. Nice looking piece.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#8 posted 11-06-2011 07:25 PM

Excellent choice of materials. Let this be a lesson to anyone who doubts the finishing power of shellac;) I have a defective gene, not liking oak. This piece makes it really hard, though.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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