Designed by Harvey Ellis, this bureau and several related pieces are among the best-proportioned furniture ever manufactured. Small in structure, its dignified appearance and simple elegance make it seem much larger when viewed in isolation. This piece appeared in the old catalogs in severeal variations - different types of hardware, and with or without paneled sides. The legs have often been described as "bowed", but they are actually tapered toward the top as well as the bottom. In the front elevation there is a dimension indicating where the two lines meet.
The fnished dimensions of the piece are: 50' high x 36" wide x 20" deep.
These plans have been produced in AutoCAD, and printed in large-format on two sheets of high quality, 20 lb. bond paper. These drawings include elevations, plans, and section views. Details are shown in large scale, and these drawings are clear, and easy to follow. Orthographic views, sections and full-size details, plus complete cutting lists are included.
Note: this plans is a larger and more detailed version of the plan that appears in Robert Lang's book of Arts & Crafts plans.