Greene and Greene Dining Room Chairs

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Project by Brian Brace Fine Furniture Maker posted 01-14-2015 10:37 PM 3406 views 9 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are the new Greene and Greene Dining Room Chairs Chairs I just finished for a client here in the Asheville area made of Sapele and Ebony. I made a set of six of them Based on Some Greene and Greene chairs from the Blacker House and my customer also had a chair that was more contemporary style and wanted to blend the backs to be more curved with a lumbar support. I have wanted to design Greene and Greene chairs since I started my business.

Brian Brace
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-- Brian Brace Fine Furniture Maker,Blk Mt NC

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#1 posted 01-14-2015 11:24 PM

Wow, I really like the finished look. Did you bend the back slats, or cut from thicker stock?
Thanks for posting.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#2 posted 01-15-2015 12:22 AM

Excellent chairs! IMO so many G&G projects are overloaded with details, all screaming for attention that they detract from the overall piece. These aren’t and I think it makes for a more attractive piece. Please explain the two different fabrics. FWIW, I prefer the blue print.

-- Art

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#3 posted 01-15-2015 01:00 AM

Great looking chairs! I like the idea of lumbar support—makes a much more comfortable chair.

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#4 posted 01-15-2015 02:05 AM

A nice blend of Greene & Greene with a contemporary style. Wonderful!

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#5 posted 01-15-2015 02:11 AM

A beautiful interpretation of Greene and Greene. I especially like the inverted V design of the back splat.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 01-15-2015 05:13 AM

I saw this on FB. Not only is the chair well done I really like your choice of fabric.

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#7 posted 01-15-2015 01:52 PM

Very nice design. I have never worked with Sapele. It looks nice, maybe I will give it a try. Very nice color.

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#8 posted 01-15-2015 05:26 PM

Gorgeous subtle details on the frame ,stretchers and chair backs .Sapele must be a nice change from the QSWO

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#9 posted 01-15-2015 06:06 PM

Sorry I’m late.

Whoa! very Nice design and material choices Brian. You’re customer was probably VERY HAPPY!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 01-15-2015 07:42 PM

Nice work!

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#11 posted 01-15-2015 08:17 PM

I love working with sapele, and your chair is outstanding in design and craftsmanship.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#12 posted 01-16-2015 12:14 AM

+1 with calisdad. Well done

-- Mark

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#13 posted 01-16-2015 12:17 AM

Wonderful design plus an outstanding build ,excellent workmanship.

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#14 posted 01-16-2015 03:36 AM

Thanks everyone! Glad to post and was a nice challenging job and happy to have in my portfolio now. The back slats I first tried to bend ,then after doing the cutout on the middle thought might cup so did them laminated for strength.
The two different fabrics were that the blue one is an extra chair I did for my showroom and the solid color one is what the 6 chairs I made for my Customer choose.

Thanks again,Brian

-- Brian Brace Fine Furniture Maker,Blk Mt NC

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#15 posted 01-16-2015 03:48 AM

Brian ,

I like your fabric choice better! LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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