Greene & Greene Mail Box

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Project by Ken90712 posted 05-14-2015 09:18 PM 1686 views 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I Love Greene & Greene style projects. I am lucky enough to live near the Gamble House and it amazes me every time I walk through it how talented they were. Not to mention the Hall brothers who did a lot of the G&G’s woodworking.

I ran across these plans for this a while back and thought I have to make one. I used some Blue Oak I have and really struggled with this build. The wood is so hard and loves to splinter/chip. Making the fingers was a real bear. No matter how sharp I had the bits or how shallow of a pass I ran into trouble.

My Dad came out to Southern California to us visit for a cpl weeks. He saw this on the workbench in pieces, and asked about it and what it was. I told him a mail box I started a yr ago, it made me mad, and might be fire wood soon. He took that as a challenge to save it and we worked on it together…

Best 2 weeks of my life working in the shop with Dad! We worked on other stuff as well, but just hanging out and BS’ing was awesome.

We changed up the front of the plans as it was too busy with the front fingers in our opinion. It is finished with Penofins Penetrating oil and looking good hanging in the front.

Thx for looking.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#1 posted 05-14-2015 09:19 PM

Cool! Nicely designed and crafted.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 05-14-2015 09:22 PM

Very nice job. Classy looking.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 05-14-2015 09:27 PM

Now that is CLASS…. I too love the G & G look…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#4 posted 05-14-2015 09:31 PM

Thx guys, Been a while Degoose Hope all is well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 05-14-2015 09:57 PM

Glad you had fun in the shop with this. How did you stop the splintering?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 05-14-2015 10:10 PM

SUPER COOL Class time and Project! :)

Beautiful Job!

Love those BIG Box Joints, rounded over, etc.!

Water will NOT be able to get through where the hinge is… I hope…
... I know you have that base covered… How did you do it?

Glad you & ur Dad had fun like that… You will Never forget it!


-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#7 posted 05-14-2015 10:38 PM

Very well done. Cherish that time with your dad, someday those memories will be mean more to you than you’ll ever know. I miss my dad.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#8 posted 05-14-2015 11:58 PM

Great looking G&G mailbox! The letter carrier’s gonna love delivering to that beauty!

And good for you getting some time with Dad in the shop—sounds like it was fun!

-- Dean

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#9 posted 05-15-2015 12:04 AM

Great job. Cherish those days with family.

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#10 posted 05-15-2015 12:22 AM

Nice looking mail box. And nice looking gate too.
Glad you were able to work with your dad, that’s special.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#11 posted 05-15-2015 12:33 AM

Good thing for dads and there fresh perspective at times! The mailbox looks great! I am happy that you were able to have a great time with your dad!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#12 posted 05-15-2015 12:43 AM

So glad you had the opportunity to work with your Dad. Wonderful memories made there in the shop.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#13 posted 05-15-2015 12:51 AM


-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#14 posted 05-15-2015 01:07 AM

Cool looking mailbox.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#15 posted 05-15-2015 02:07 AM

Very nice… I love Greene & Greene work.
I work down the street from the Thorsen House in Berkeley. Sometimes at lunch I walk up there to look around. Beautiful.
Great job you did there.

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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