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Greene & Greene Inspired Display Tables

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Project by TungOil posted 02-04-2017 12:54 AM 1338 views 9 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this pair of Greene & Greene style display tables for my wife as a Christmas present. These tables are made from cherry and ebony with mortise and tenon joinery throughout, finished with 5 coats of Waterlox. They were my first attempt at Greene & Greene style construction and were a lot of fun to make. The lower stretchers were pattern routed to shape, as were the ebony splines for the breadboard ends. I used many of the techniques in Darrell Peart’s books on Greene & Greene and they worked beautifully.

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"





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builtinbkyn

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#1 posted 02-04-2017 01:09 AM

Beautiful tables and beautiful work. Nice finish too :)

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#2 posted 02-04-2017 01:20 AM

Truly beautiful. That leg recess is amazing. I’ve always wanted to try cherry it’s such a beautiful wood.

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Rich

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#3 posted 02-04-2017 01:25 AM

That’s some of the nicest work I’ve seen posted on here. It looks very true to the style, and very finely constructed and finished.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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#4 posted 02-04-2017 01:28 AM

wondeful table ,great job.

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#5 posted 02-04-2017 02:06 AM

Very nice work !! Your work is top notch ! Great job !!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#6 posted 02-04-2017 02:38 AM

Wow, awesome looking pieces of art!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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TungOil

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#7 posted 02-04-2017 02:43 AM

thanks all! These tables were a lot of fun to make. The best part was that I made them completely from lumber I had on the rack left over from past projects!

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#8 posted 02-04-2017 08:37 AM

Awesome table – classic design, but when it is in G&G style must turn outstanding as it is.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 02-04-2017 02:53 PM

beautiful tables

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#10 posted 02-04-2017 04:57 PM

Nice table – good work!

-- Practice makes less sucky. (Bill, Minneapolis, MN)

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#11 posted 02-04-2017 11:28 PM

Great looking table—I love the G&G! I’m sure you’ll get a lot of satisfaction from them!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#12 posted 02-05-2017 09:05 AM

What finish did you use. It turned out great.

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JimYoung

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#13 posted 02-05-2017 12:47 PM

Well done. Beautiful execution of the G&G style.

-- -Jim, "Society is well governed when its people obey the magistrates, and the magistrates obey the law." -- Solon

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TungOil

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#14 posted 02-05-2017 01:27 PM

Dannmarks– the finish is 5 coats of Waterlox original wiped on with a cheesecloth pad, sanded between coats. The last coat is lightly buffed out with 0000 steel wool and mineral spirits. I allowed 24 hours dry time between coats, and 5-7 days before the final steel wool rub out.

Thanks for looking!

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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