|Project by Darrell Peart||posted 06-15-2009 06:44 PM||3892 views||12 times favorited||25 comments|
This is a project I did for an article in Popular Woodworking (November 2007). When researching my book I came across this piece that was made in Peter Hall’s shop as an “extra”. (Hall brothers build most of the original G&G furniture)
I haven’t been able to determine for certain which Greene and Greene house this piece may have been an extra from (or if it is by chance a Peter Hall design). I suspect it was and extra from the Blacker House though.
Somewhere in the 50’s – this table (which was originally a Library table ) was cut down to make it a function as a coffee table – which it does to this day in the home of Peter Hall’s grandson. The bottom (cut off) portion of the table was saved though and as you can see – we placed the two pieces back together for the photo.
I was extremely fortunate to have been given unlimited access to this piece – I took lots of photos and measurements and re-constructed the piece as it was originally built.
In an earlier project post I mentioned that the Thorsen Sideboard was my closest reproduction of an original G&G piece – I had forgotten about this one – but then this is not necessarily in the strictest sense an original G&G piece – but was produced in Peter Hall’s shop and in the style of G&G – along with all the other G&G original furniture. When finished – I gave this piece to the Hall family as a Thank You for all the help and unlimited access they had given me while writing my book.
-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop