Greene & Greene Office Furniture

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Project by gashley posted 1633 days ago 1658 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 (

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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#1 posted 1633 days ago

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 1633 days ago


Absolutely Fantastic!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 1633 days ago

wow, thats some stunning furniture!

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#4 posted 1633 days ago

Nice looking desk.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 1633 days ago

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

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#6 posted 1633 days ago

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

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#7 posted 1633 days ago

Awsome design very nicely done!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Dan Hux

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#8 posted 1633 days ago

great work,,looks very nice..

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#9 posted 1633 days ago

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


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#10 posted 1633 days ago

Nice work

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 1632 days ago

Wow, that’s nice!

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