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Greene and Greene Table

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Project by Philip Edwards posted 04-02-2006 05:26 PM 11265 views 23 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This side table is made from Brazilian Mahogany with Ebony accents and splines. The mahogany was a real pleasure to work and has a beautiful depth to it. The drawer features an interesting finger joint and the ebony plugs were a lot of fun to make and fit.
It was finished with linseed oil and shellac.





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handi

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#1 posted 04-02-2006 08:43 PM

Very nice work. Looks like it matches well to the home’s trim. The mahogany will darken beautifully over the next few years. Well done!

-- www.consultingwoodworker.com

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Mark A. DeCou

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#2 posted 05-09-2006 05:43 PM

I enjoy G&G style furniture, as the color contrasting details are a nice blend. Your table meets the historical precedent for G&G, did you design this piece yourself, of find an old plan from an original?
thanks,
Mark DeCou
www.decoustudio.com

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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Philip Edwards

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#3 posted 05-13-2006 05:20 PM

Thanks, Guys! I based this one on a project I saw in a magazine. Good old-fashioned joinery and pretty timber. Can’t really go wrong ;)
Regards
Phil

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knotfree

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#4 posted 09-19-2006 08:27 PM

Outstanding! Greeene & Greene is one of my favorite styles. Nice job on the drawer pull and finger joints. I just started working on my first G&G project, a pair of end tables. Is that wainsott your work as well?

-- Pete

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Philip Edwards

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#5 posted 09-19-2006 11:54 PM

Thanks Pete! It was a fun project (and a real pleasure to work with some pretty mahogany)
The wainscot is not my work-just the conservatory I used for the photo’s (lots of natural light)
Cheers
Phil

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mikeH

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#6 posted 11-28-2006 04:10 PM

very nice table!!!! i have never used linseed oil. how long do you have to wait for the oil to dry before you use shellac? was the shellac brushed or sprayed? is it a durable finish? i have thought about using it but not sure how it holds up. any help would be greatly appretiated.
mike

-- mjhaines

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Don

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#7 posted 04-09-2007 02:09 AM

Phil, I’ve frequently commented on my admiration for your work. When you show a G & G inspired piece, that’s even better. I’ve been drawn to this style ever since I first discovered it about five years ago. I’ve incorporated it into a few of my small boxes, but have yet to make a furniture piece in the G & G style.

Very nice work, my friend.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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Karson

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#8 posted 04-09-2007 02:40 AM

Phil: great looking piece. Are you into the Thorsen greene and greene Side table Challenge

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Philip Edwards

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#9 posted 04-09-2007 10:19 AM

Mike
I left the oil overnight to soak in. Then you can apply the shellac. I used a rag and applied numerous coats. It has held up really well as a finish although the table doesn’t get heavy use!
Don – thanks for your kind words. I keep thinking about adding similar G+G accents in my other projects. One day!
Karson – I hope to make a table – all depends on how much time I can squeeze out ;)
Cheers
Phil

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WayneC

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#10 posted 05-29-2007 01:40 AM

Saw this on Shuffle. What a great table. Hopefully we will start seeing you around every now and then. Have things settled down any?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Bill

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#11 posted 05-29-2007 01:42 AM

What a great looking table Philip. How did you get the shellac to have that shiny finish on top?

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Sawhorse

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#12 posted 05-29-2007 02:33 AM

Nicely done….Bravo

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX - www.sawhorseworkshop.com

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Karson

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#13 posted 05-29-2007 04:08 AM

Very nice table Phillip. Great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#14 posted 06-29-2007 05:44 AM

The new homepage system brought this to my attention again. You did a great job as usual. I think after building my own G & G side table, I appreciate this one even more than when I seen it the first time.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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WayneC

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#15 posted 06-29-2007 06:07 AM

It is a great project and I hope you post some more of your projects here.

Oh and Phil, Congradulations on being published in the Woodworker Magazine. I had a friend in the UK send me the July issue. I will have to bug him for the other 3.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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