I really love the Greene and Greene style (and more importantly, so does the LOML). I saw Darrell Peart’s Aurora Night Stand on LJ a while back and searched out the magazine article and saved it for later when I thought my skills might be up to it.
I finally decided a few months ago to give it a try and picked up some Mahogany and a small ebony block. Here are a few pics of the in progress project and then a couple of shots of the table 99% done. I ran out of ebony, so I haven’t finished the pull for the drawer yet.
Table is African Mahogany with Ebony accents, finished with Lacquer. I more or less followed the plans with a few minor variances (I used 1/4 inch plugs for all the leg holes for example) and mahogany dowels, but more or less it’s to plan.
The finish is the recommended General Finishes dye stain mix 7 parts orange and 4 parts medium brown. I really love the color.
I’m about 90% happy with it, there are some joints that could be a bit tighter and a few places where I would do things a bit different, especially with making the ebony plugs and accents. But while I see all the places it could be better, my wife and everybody that’s seen it says it looks great, so I think I’ll just go with that.
I’ll post it into my projects once I get the pull done.
Thanks for looking,
A couple of in progress shots.
Here’s a couple with the dye stain on them.
Now a couple of shots of the mostly finished item. Not the best pics, but only lacking the pull.
-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......