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Project by gashley posted 03-03-2010 10:08 PM 1768 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Office suite I made for my new office at work. All in Greene & Greene style. All made with figured Claro Walnut cut and dried by a friend in Davis, CA. He sells a lot of this lumber – it was worth every penny (www.robertbeauchamp.com).

The desk is a blatant rip off of Darrell Peart’s desk (and thanks to him for his help on this – I recommend both his book and his classes). It’s design is very true to the Greene & Greene style from early 20th century. The sideboard is based on a design from an old issue of Fine Woodworking – don’t have all the particulars, but I made a few modifications to turn the central drawers into a large double file drawer and smaller storage drawer. Computer side table is my own design to match the desk and sideboard.

The tops for the 3 pieces are all from the same figured claro log. Think I had about 20 consecutive slices through the log that I bookmatch for each of the tops. The figure in them is outstanding. You can get an idea from the photo showing the desktop.

All the pieces have true Greene & Greene breadboard ends with ebony spline inserts (and about a million ebony plugs – all hand pillowed, sanded and polished – I never want to make another ebony button/plug again!).

-- Gary in OP





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JimNEB

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#1 posted 03-03-2010 10:20 PM

Very nice. I like the figure to that wood, it works very well. Good design the way thing all come together as an ensemble .

-- Jim, Nebraska

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 03-03-2010 10:24 PM

Sweet!

Absolutely Fantastic!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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brandonsommer

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#3 posted 03-03-2010 10:25 PM

wow, thats some stunning furniture!

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Beginningwoodworker

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#4 posted 03-03-2010 10:41 PM

Nice looking desk.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Thos. Angle

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#5 posted 03-04-2010 12:09 AM

Terribly impressive!! I’ll bet there are some very GREEN co-workers.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#6 posted 03-04-2010 12:22 AM

Very good project. You did a great job… Walnut is such a pleasure to work with, as you must certainly know.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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woodworm

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#7 posted 03-04-2010 02:32 AM

Awsome design very nicely done!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Dan Hux

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#8 posted 03-04-2010 03:30 AM

great work,,looks very nice..

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC http://whitdaniel.com

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Puupaja

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#9 posted 03-04-2010 06:09 AM

Working in this office is more than pleasure, great job!!

-- http://www.facebook.com/pages/Puupaja/357028681017482

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#10 posted 03-04-2010 06:34 AM

Nice work

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Mijohnst

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#11 posted 03-04-2010 11:15 PM

Wow, that’s nice!

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