Greene and Greene box

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Project by woodenwarrior posted 06-23-2015 12:14 PM 2473 views 13 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a box that I made as a surprise for my wife to use for her essential oil collection. The box is made of mahogany with ebony details. I take zero credit for the design. It’s a smaller version of a blanket chest built by Darrell Peart. The lid however is mine. I used aluminum nails with the heads cut off to create the pattern. The nails were epoxied into holes drilled into the lid and sanded flush. The interior bottle holder is MDF that’s been flocked. The insert is removable so that if there comes a day when my wife loses interest in the oils thing, the insert can be tossed and I can make something else to go in the box.

-- Do or do not...there is no try - Master Yoda

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#1 posted 06-23-2015 12:37 PM

Very nice!

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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#2 posted 06-23-2015 12:41 PM

That means a lot coming from you. I really enjoy seeing your work and do my best to emulate it.

-- Do or do not...there is no try - Master Yoda

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#3 posted 06-23-2015 12:45 PM

Very nice looking box.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#4 posted 06-23-2015 01:44 PM

I bet she will be surprised. You can’t miss with G&G. Box looks awesome – colour, shape and details.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 06-23-2015 02:02 PM

Beautiful box I love the look !
Very well crafted !


-- Kiefer

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#6 posted 06-23-2015 03:10 PM

Greene & Greene is my favorite woodworking method. You did a swell job on this.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#7 posted 06-23-2015 03:41 PM

lovely box. A great G&G look. I like the top, a great idea.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#8 posted 06-23-2015 03:50 PM

Thats a nice looking box. I really like the colors . I bet she was thrilled. How is she liking the esential oils. Been reading alot on that subject.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#9 posted 06-23-2015 07:33 PM

looks great

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#10 posted 06-23-2015 11:58 PM

Great looking G&G box! Looks like you “nailed” all the details! (Sorry, couldn’t resist…...)

I’m sure your wife will really enjoy having such a handsome box to keep her oils in!

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

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#11 posted 06-24-2015 09:59 AM

Thank you for all of the great feedback. This is only my third or fourth attempt at a Greene and Greene style piece. The style itself is very deceiving. At first glance it looks very forgiving in the construction and the details, yet I would say that it requires a higher level of attention paid to it than my normal A&C style. This was definitely a great learning experience And a style that I really want to explore further.

-- Do or do not...there is no try - Master Yoda

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#12 posted 06-24-2015 10:06 AM

Darrell, I would also like to say that I loved the jig method for construction of the fingers that you shared in making the original blanket chest. It works handsomely!! After using the jig, the sides fit like a glove!

-- Do or do not...there is no try - Master Yoda

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#13 posted 06-24-2015 06:44 PM

Very nice adaptation of a large piece design to a small format!!!!

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

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#14 posted 06-24-2015 08:27 PM

I like the Yoda quote too!!

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#15 posted 06-26-2015 01:55 AM

Very nice work, I too have read Darrell’s books and have a great deal of respect for his methods.

-- Theo's Grandpa Woodworking

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