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. It’s handmade from American black cherry and features 20-plus dovetailed drawers.

The fly-tying desk that is the result of a collaboration between L.L. Bean and Thos. Moser sells for $12,500. Plus shipping. Photo courtesy of L.L. Bean and Thos. Moser

How much? $12,500, plus $750 shipping, making it the most expensive item on

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.” (Marmoleum is a lineoleum flooring material made from 97% natural raw materials, according to the manufacturer’s website.)

High-end furniture maker Thos. Moser in Auburn and L.L.Bean have partnered on a limited-edition fly-tying desk. They’re making only five, and two have sold already, according to L.L.Bean. Photo courtesy of L.L. Bean and Thos. Moser

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 statement from Thos. Moser said that though this run is limited, the desk can be custom ordered directly from Thos. Moser as well.

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