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Arts and Crafts with an English Accent

Desk and wall cabinet make an elegant matched set

by Nancy R. Hiller

Styled after a well-known English Arts and Crafts manufacturer's work, this desk incorporates the signature square, flared feet and curved front aprons of the Harris Lebus firm. The wall-mounted gallery is a perfect complement, incorporating Lebus's signature crown, with its dramatic bevels and exaggerated overhangs. The curved front apron is created with a mix of hand and power tools; the joinery for the desk includes mortise-and-tenon and dovetails. The wall-hung cabinet construction is basic, with routed through-dovetails at the corners and stopped dadoes housing the vertical dividers. An elegant dragonfly inlay enhances the doors.

From Fine Woodworking #228

From Fine Woodworking #228 , pp. 44-53 July 26, 2012

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