|Forum topic by jpsexton||posted 11-03-2015 01:28 PM||834 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
11-03-2015 01:28 PM
I found a PDF copy of the July 1910 Craftsman Furniture Catalog by Gustav Stickley and in it there is a plan for a sideboard, a huge mass of a sideboard. The No. 840 Sideboard to be exact, and I want to build it. I’ve made a couple of smaller pieces so this will be a challenge to both my growing skills and my patience. Here is a picture with the only dimensions provided:
Obviously the rough dimensions will help with most of the rest, but looking at similar builds I’m struggling with a few things and would really appreciate any input.
1) Drawer height: assuming (and yes I know the rule about assuming) a height of 29” to match the height of the cupboard and 3/4 between each drawer and 1/16” for spacing around each side of the drawer, so again I’m guessing because the picture is a bit distorted, the bottom two drawers are 6” the next two are 5” and the top is 3” but that leaves me a bit short at 28 5/8”
2) top thickness, just a guess at 5/4 based on other plans I’ve seen
3) Height of skirt around bottom and rest of case. Case appears to be 1” and I’m guessing 7” for the skirt combined with the top to give a total of 40”.
If anyone has any leads to more details and cares to share them I’d greatly appreciate it. I’ve got the PDF of the catalog and if anyone is interested in a copy of it please PM me and I’ll send it along.
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