My 1st Attempt at Greene and Greene Style Furniture #3: Back on Track

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Don posted 11-22-2010 04:55 AM 2486 reads 3 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: First Screw Up Part 3 of My 1st Attempt at Greene and Greene Style Furniture series Part 4: First glue-up »

Well I’m back on track after last weeks screw up with the tenons. I’ve got them all fixed and fitting properly now. I’m relearning a lot more than I expected with the mortise and tenons. I’ve done them before but it’s been about 20 years and I forgot a lot more than I realized.

I finished cutting the cloud lifts on the legs and got all the parts for the base to a point where I was able to start dry fitting them. Now I mostly just have a lot of sanding and I’ll be able to start glueing these up.

I also had to build 2 more jigs. On the jig I built for cutting the bottom of the rails I used a solid piece of wood rather than screws to hold the rail in place like Darrell shows in his article. Now I know why he did it that way. The same jig needs to be used to cut the much wider side panels also. Insted of fixing the other jig I just used it as a template to cut a second one. I also completlely forgot a bout a jig for the cloud lift detail on the bottom of the legs. I started on it a couple of weeks ago and finished it up today. It’s a bit different than Darrells but it does the job.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

2 comments so far

View wseand's profile


2754 posts in 2460 days

#1 posted 11-22-2010 05:26 AM

Looks like you got it all figured out they are looking good. Enjoy the sanding.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

View DocK16's profile


1178 posts in 3506 days

#2 posted 11-22-2010 07:00 AM

Looks like a good start on a nice G&G project. Your workbench looks like a twin of mine

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics