Arts-and-Crafts Cottage Bookcase
This classic Limbert design offers a unique twist on a traditional style
Synopsis: With glass doors, pierced panels with integral corbels, and eye-catching details, this bookcase is based on Charles Limbert’s No. 355 Cottage Bookcase. This project will provide a lot of storage space and plenty of authentic Arts and Crafts style.
I like to build in the Arts and Crafts style, and I usually design each piece from the ground up. But once in a great while, I stumble onto a design that cannot be improved. This was the case with Charles P. Limbert’s No. 355 Cottage Bookcase. With its glass doors and pierced panels featuring integral corbels, it’s a true gem among Arts and Crafts designs.
Start with the sides
The No. 355 is like three small bookcases in one. There is a main case behind the glass door, flanked by two side-facing banks of open shelves. These side assemblies are the place to start. I use a pair…