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Greene & Greene Jewelry Armoire #1: Design in Sketchup

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Blog entry by Alan S posted 1336 days ago 2798 reads 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Since I began woodworking (not that long ago), my wife has wanted me to make her a jewelry armoire. The Greene and Greene style really appeals to me, so I thought I’d give it a try. Here is my concept I’ve been refining for a few months now.

The sides will open for necklace storage.

The top will also open with a mirror. For those of you familiar with Darrell Peart, and Darrell himself, you might notice his obvious influence. I couldn’t post this here without mentioning his work. I love your book Mr. Peart!

I would love any comments and suggestions anyone has. Hopefully, I can start building this several months from now, but I have several more projects in the queue. We’ll see.



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Grant Davis

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#1 posted 1336 days ago

that is a very nice looking piece and I can’t wait to see it in real wood

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 1336 days ago

That is going to look great.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 1336 days ago

Alan – a great looking and challanging design. Can’t wait to see it in progress and finished. Is that a copy from a book or are you using some design program. That is the one thing I am looking for to carry my design to more detail.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#4 posted 1336 days ago

I designed this piece using Google Sketchup. I haven’t seen any jewelry armoires that look anything like this, but stylistically, it looks a lot like Darrell Peart’s work, which comes from the Greene brothers.

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#5 posted 1336 days ago

Not Greene & Greene, but it has the same general design and functional parts. For the glass I recommend looking into 1/8” thick to save on weight. I’d also take a close look at the hinge system for the top. I think Rockler has some chest-lid hinges that are made to hold more weight and do not slam down. Here’s another posted by MonkeyMan. I’ve seen a few others like it posted on LJs. Here's the link he used.

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com

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