AUBURN — On Friday, high-end furniture maker Thos. Moser and outdoor retailer L.L.Bean announced a collaboration: the creation of a Limited Edition Fly-Tying Desk, handmade from American black cherry with 20-plus dovetailed drawers.
How much? $12,500, plus $750 shipping, making it the most expensive item on llbean.com.
And how limited? Just five, and two have already sold, according to an L.L.Bean spokesman.
Mac McKeever called it a thoughtful collaboration between two iconic Maine companies.
“Our expert fishing product designers and developers worked closely with Thos. Moser’s craftspeople to develop a one-of-a-kind desk that is functionally innovative, combined with a stunning and timeless visual appeal,” he said.
Noted features in its online description: six cedar-lined drawers, Marmoleum inlay to protect from dents and a “custom spool case specially designed by our fly-tying experts for intelligent spool management.”
Each desk is made in Thos. Moser’s Auburn workshop and comes with a numbered plaque and both companies’ logos.
A showroom model can be seen at L.L.Bean’s flagship store in Freeport.
A news release from Thos. Moser said that though this run is limited, the desk can be “custom ordered and customized” directly from Thos. Moser as well.
We partnered with the legendary furnituremakers at @thosmoser to create just five Limited-Edition Fly-Tying Desks. From the handselected Pennsylvania cherry wood to the thoughtful organizational features, it’s simply the finest fly-tying desk you’ll find. https://t.co/KmzXjFOWHf pic.twitter.com/LwxCFAvYSF
— L.L.Bean (@LLBean) January 21, 2018
High-end furniture maker Thos. Moser in Auburn and L.L.Bean have partnered on a Limited Edition Fly-Tying Desk. At $12,500, plus $750 shipping, it’s currently the most expensive item on llbean.com. (Submitted photo)
High-end furniture maker Thos. Moser in Auburn and L.L.Bean have partnered on a Limited Edition Fly-Tying Desk. This one is no. 1 of 5. (Submitted photo)
High-end furniture maker Thos. Moser in Auburn and L.L.Bean have partnered on a Limited Edition Fly-Tying Desk. They’re only making five and already two have been sold, according to L.L.Bean. (Submitted photo)