I’m sorry, I can’t help it. Having drawn out the front and rear view of the Limbert 305 1/2 cabinet the other day I really wanted to see what it might look like if I built it.
I decided that the proportions of the various parts in my initial drawing were close enough. I settled on a series of 1/8″ set backs — the edges of the top and sub-top are are in 1/8″ from the legs, the rails are set back 1/8″ from the top, the door is set in 1/8″ from the rails, etc. In the drawing from the catalog the panels in the front and sides look to be either ship-laped or tongue-and-groove construction, so that’s how I set up the model. I did do some of the joinery in the CAD model (for example, the mortise and tenon construction) but I didn’t model all of the joinery. I just wanted to see what it looks like, if I decide to make it some day I’ll sort out the rest of the construction details that I glossed over.
The glass panel in the catalog drawing is hard to make out, but looking at other drawings from the catalog I think that is suppossed to be a branch with a couple of leaves. If I make this I’d probably do some sort of Oak leaf pattern like the drawing below. For this rendering I just used a plain piece of opalescent glass. The mission style pull is just a quick model that I did, but it works OK, the pull in the catalog drawing is different. but hard to see enough detail to make it. (What am I saying, I’m not actually going to build this am I?)
So here is what I came up with. There are a few construction details to sort out, but it should be pretty straightforward to build if someone wants to do it. I think the slats fir the panels make it a little more interesting. The finish needs to be darker, but getting a truly realistic wood rendering in SolidWorks is something I’m still playing with. It takes a lot experimentation and fussing around, at least it takes that for me to do it. This is just a standard 2D oak from the materials library. The glass is an actual photograph of the glass applied as a “decal” to the surface with some luminescence to make it pop a little more.