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One of a pair of Greene and Greene nightstands made from the plans posted in a Popular Woodworking article. Quartersawn White Oak, Ebony plugs, medium oak stain with a wipe on poly finish.

-- DocGrins, Pendleton Indiana





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#1 posted 08-18-2015 08:05 PM

Nice! Which Pop Wood issue was it in? I’m interested in making some, if my wife approves (they would go in our bedroom, which already has a QSWO dresser. She says she doesn’t like white oak. Maybe I just won’t tell her they are oak.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#2 posted 08-18-2015 11:23 PM

Very nice! You did a great job!

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#3 posted 08-18-2015 11:28 PM

Looks great! I’d be interested too in knowing which issue of Popular Woodworking this is from.

-- Dave, York, PA, WildSide Woodworking

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#4 posted 08-18-2015 11:30 PM

Nice table

-- Gary, Florida

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#5 posted 08-18-2015 11:42 PM

Very nice nightstand—I love the G&G details you used!

-- Dean

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#6 posted 08-18-2015 11:49 PM

Very nicely done! The QSWO makes an interesting change for G&G.

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

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#7 posted 08-19-2015 02:19 AM



Very nicely done! The QSWO makes an interesting change for G&G.

- HillbillyShooter

Right, since a lot/most of it was not QSWO…but I like this, anyway.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#8 posted 08-19-2015 03:54 PM

Very nice. I need one of these in my life. I would also be interested which issue this was in. Thanks for posting.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#9 posted 08-19-2015 05:55 PM

looks great

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DocGrins

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#10 posted 08-20-2015 03:28 PM


Very nicely done! The QSWO makes an interesting change for G&G.

- HillbillyShooter

Right, since a lot/most of it was not QSWO…but I like this, anyway.

- Dark_Lightning

Actually, if you go through a lot of their work you’ll find they used almost every kind of native wood at one time or another. Walnut, maple, cherry, redwood, cedar. Different woods for different applications. Mahogany at that time was considered easy to work with and this country still had a large supply of mahogany so it wasn’t as expensive yet and they used it a lot. But QSWO was commonly used as much as mahogany during the Arts and Crafts era (for it’s highly figured grain) and G&G used it along with Stickley, who’s work they admired. This isn’t a reproduction of an actual G&G piece…..so why not? I really like the way the grain popped on the oak when it was finished. This is a smaller piece so it would have been harder to get that grain showing like this if I had used mahogany for the same piece.

-- DocGrins, Pendleton Indiana

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#11 posted 08-20-2015 03:33 PM

BTW:......I’m still looking for the old magazine copy to find out what issue it was. I will post if I find it. I’m not exactly a master woodworker yet (koff, koff) so I really liked the detailed instructions to work with on this project. If I ever did this project again, I might widen the top a little just for utility….. but as always the aesthetic of G&G work is in the proportions…..and it looks good like this. So changes might be a trade off that I didn’t like after I made it.

-- DocGrins, Pendleton Indiana

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#12 posted 10-06-2015 07:58 PM

I still can’t find the issue of Woodworker’s Journal that I got the plan from (I’m sure it’s hidden SOMEWHERE in my garage!) however I did run across the plans for the same project for sale on from Rockler under their Woodworkers’ Journal section. $7.95 for their “Greene and Greene Bedside Table” downloadable plans. Pretty sure it’s the same plans published in the article I made this one from. (Photos are all the same anyway.)

-- DocGrins, Pendleton Indiana

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