Greene & Greene Influenced Gadget Station

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Project by thewoodwhisperer posted 10-08-2008 11:41 PM 10449 views 47 times favorited 59 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some of you may already be following my Gadget Station series on If you are, you know that the videos are lagging behind real time and the project is already complete. In fact, tomorrow we leave to make the delivery. Anyway, I thought I would share the pics with my fellow Jocks before I post them anywhere else.

The piece is made from Bubinga, curly maple, spalted maple, and ebony for the accents. Finish is the old standby, wiping varnish. I would have loved to pre-finish the parts, but that would have really complicated things in terms of filming it for the show. So I just kept it simple.

The Gadget Station is intended to hold small little gadgets for recharging. Cell phones, camera, mp3 players, etc… The bottom compartment holds the surge protector and the electronics go on the top 3 shelves. The back panel strips are all removable to make it easier to put the electronics where you need them.

Hope you enjoy.

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#1 posted 10-08-2008 11:49 PM

absolutely beautiful.
Love the doors, and and and.. ok.. love it ALL

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 10-08-2008 11:59 PM

Awsome man!!! I have been following your progress

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#3 posted 10-08-2008 11:59 PM

Great work Mark and a great design!

Thanks for the post


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#4 posted 10-09-2008 12:01 AM

Terrific! I really like the construction and clean lines. Bubinga is a great wood to work with. I haven’t been following this series, but will definitely do that.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#5 posted 10-09-2008 12:04 AM

Nice… I’ve been following this, can’t wait to see the remaining videos in this series to see how it all came together!

-- Ryno

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#6 posted 10-09-2008 12:06 AM

I saw the episode where you changed the design for the back legs and I must say, I admire the recovery. Ok, ok, I am totally jealous. I will just have to work harder to do stuff like this.

Is it still a standalone, or does it look good hung from a wall??

-- Adapt, improvise, overcome

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#7 posted 10-09-2008 12:10 AM

Wow you guys are fast. Lumberjocks is by far the most active community I have ever experienced. I love that!

Slacker, the unit could still be hung from a wall using various methods. Keyhole or even a commercial cleat system. I am just hoping he won’t want to hang it on the wall, :) I will probably bring some tools just in case.

Thanks for the comments so far everyone!

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#8 posted 10-09-2008 12:14 AM

Nice, Mark. It turned out great. I love the removable back pannels, good idea. Adding the curve to the back legs made a huge difference and of cource your choice of hinges were perfect. Anyways, godd job and I can’t wait to see the final episode

-- --Gene Plumley--

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#9 posted 10-09-2008 12:21 AM

those splated doors are beautiful!

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#10 posted 10-09-2008 12:22 AM

It turned out beautiful. I have been following your progress and can’t wait for the last videos. Looking forward to your Christmas presents you are making. Making I can steal some ideas.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#11 posted 10-09-2008 12:33 AM

thats beautiful Marc! wonderful job! leo’s gonna love it!

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#12 posted 10-09-2008 12:36 AM

Great design, executed flawlessly. I love your choice and combination of woods. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#13 posted 10-09-2008 12:37 AM


Beautiful work as always! Love the selected wood combo and the detials of this piece are outstanding. Really like the your wire management solution. I am going to check out the series and see the process.

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#14 posted 10-09-2008 12:39 AM

Beautiful Marc, simply beautiful. Been following your progress on TWW, anxiously waiting to see how it turned out, glad you decided to give this preview to LJs. Leo is sure to love it. Hope you don’t mind but I’ve taken a bit of inspiration from the legs you’ve got here for an end table design I’m working on ;). Keep up the excellent work.

-- If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

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#15 posted 10-09-2008 12:43 AM

Great work Mark, I love that little cabinet. The only thing I need to say now is get back in the editing room and get those episodes out so we can see how it got finished up.

Thanks for the pictures, I am sure Leo will love it. I wonder if we will hear about it on Security Now!.

Have a good trip to deliver.

Rob Hix

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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