Greene and Greene Influenced Bar Stools

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Project by schroeder posted 03-02-2010 04:52 AM 3199 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished! – White Oak & Black Walnut barstools with a Greene and Greene influence. These are my design. Cronk and I built these for our very good friends – Das Wolffs – We hope they will get many years of good use out of them. The process took us about 8 months from start to finish, around 640 hours total. Cronk sifted through the Walnut pile and was able to find 8 single slabs for the seats. I carved them using a Merlin on a grinder – they are a little more “eclectic” Than I care for – but I did my best. I tried to incorporate the best features of G n G without overdoing it – I put in the fading indent with a tapering leg, ebony plugs and a Tsuba pattern in the back with a scalloped. I ended up over-engineering them cause I figure barstools are going to take a beating. Mortise & tenon joinery throughout with mechanical fasteners wherever I could put them. The finish is fuming, 2 coats of sealer, 3 coats of poly and wax. I’ll finish the blog on these chairs soon.

They’ve been in the shop so long that I will have to visit them at the Wolff’s bar often!



-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#1 posted 03-02-2010 04:54 AM

They are great, super job and so many.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 03-02-2010 05:06 AM


Better you than me!!

Very nice work.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 03-02-2010 05:11 AM

Thanks – that was a lot of work, but well worth it for good friends! – (shop looks a little empty now…)


-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#4 posted 03-02-2010 05:23 AM

dam but they look good

-- dannymac

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#5 posted 03-02-2010 05:46 AM

Those are some nice looking bar stools. They look pretty comfy too. Well done Schroeder.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#6 posted 03-02-2010 06:49 AM

Great looking stools and some great wood for the seats.

Cronk has a great wood pile.

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

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#7 posted 03-02-2010 07:33 AM

WOW, big project! Great work. I like the style and choice of woods.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#8 posted 03-02-2010 08:04 AM

Beautiful work! 8 month and 640 hours!!! I am not sure if I can be that patient.
But you must be proud of yourself because they turned out to be awesome! Well dome!!!

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#9 posted 03-02-2010 11:32 AM

Big job and great stools very nice!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 03-02-2010 12:07 PM

your best is sure good enough..I like the cloud lift back slats & of course the seats are gorgeous …

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#11 posted 03-02-2010 02:51 PM

Beautiful wood and the craftsmanship looks excellant! Love that walnut!

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

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#12 posted 03-02-2010 03:39 PM

Wow, holy smokes, those are very nice. I really like the choice in wood.

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#13 posted 03-02-2010 05:07 PM

WOW! Absolutely stunning!! Well Done!!

-- Greg H.-Chaseburg, WI.

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#14 posted 03-02-2010 05:28 PM

Masterpieces! You’ve really outdone yourself with these. Will you be able to borrow a couple for your next woodworking show?

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#15 posted 03-02-2010 06:03 PM

Well those aren’t purdy at all (kidding). Love the Walnut seats they are beautiful. Congrats and keep makin that sawdut!!!

-- Rogue

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