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Greene and Greene Style Blanket Chest

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Project by Darrell Peart posted 12-14-2009 11:59 PM 15861 views 102 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This blanket chest was a spec piece that I built over a period of several months – when I find a little time here and there. The wood is African Mahogany with Gaboon ebony details.
The finish is : General Finishes dye stain – 7 parts orange with 4 parts dark walnut
top coat is General Finishes Arm-R-Seal Satin(6 coats).

Update 2/6/14
Just finished a photo shoot with FWW for an article on this piece. At present it is scheduled for 10 pages! Should be on the newsstands late summer of early fall of this year (2014)

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop





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Tim Dahn

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#1 posted 12-15-2009 12:23 AM

Greene and Greene is classic, like the finish, really turned out nice!

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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cedarcanoeman

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#2 posted 12-15-2009 12:25 AM

sweet aces, i would like to someday have the talent to creat this fine art piece. Have just recently found greene and greene and love it. Great looking piece.

-- Lance, southwest Missouri, cmkld@yahoo.com

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#3 posted 12-15-2009 12:26 AM

Your attention to detail and craftsmanship shows in the beauty of this chest!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#4 posted 12-15-2009 12:27 AM

WOW Darrell,very well done !!!

-- Charlie............Only time will tell if it was time well spent.

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#5 posted 12-15-2009 12:28 AM

This is one remarkable blanket chest! Great job!

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#6 posted 12-15-2009 12:37 AM

Beautiful, WOW , Amazing detail.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#7 posted 12-15-2009 12:42 AM

Great stuff! I just love the look of quartersawn african mahogany!

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#8 posted 12-15-2009 01:34 AM

Another Beautiful Piece Darrell

-- Eric, central Florida

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#9 posted 12-15-2009 01:41 AM

I love the style, the wood and the finish. Great job!
Could you share a little more info and tell us how you did those beautiful corner joints.

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#10 posted 12-15-2009 02:00 AM

Awesome job, Your work is beautifull.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#11 posted 12-15-2009 02:08 AM

Thanks everyone!
Wood57 – I routed the finger-joints for the case with templates that I designed and had cut out on a CNC machine – I did the finger-joints on the base with a multi-router.

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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#12 posted 12-15-2009 02:27 AM

Wow, that’s nice.

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#13 posted 12-15-2009 02:31 AM

Beautiful job Darrell!! It doesn’t get better than that :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Karson

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#14 posted 12-15-2009 03:01 AM

Darrell: Another great looking piece to round out your collection of Greene and Greene pieces. It is truly beautiful.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#15 posted 12-15-2009 03:07 AM

Really beautiful work, Darrell. I really love the finger joints – so much care in that work, and I’m a huge fan of the textured aspect of the joinery – it’s like each individual joint is it’s own piece of work.

Awesome work.

- jw

-- happiness is a sharp plane iron

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