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Greene & Greene Inspired Bench

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Project by SantaPaulaCraftsman posted 05-10-2017 12:00 AM 1566 views 12 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I based this bench on the classic Greene & Greene / Hall Brothers furniture library.

Measurements are 40” L x 14” W x 16” H

Solid walnut with ebony highlights, 6 coats poly satin finish, all mortise/tenon construction, and through tenons for the bench top

Bookmatch-cut top is from a really interesting slab.

As this was a new design prototype I had no templates or cut list. The set-up with these types of features takes so much time that I made parts for three benches all at once. Measure twice, cut thrice!

-- Life so short, the craft so long to learn





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BensHandcrafted

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#1 posted 05-10-2017 12:20 AM

Love it!!!

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swirt

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#2 posted 05-10-2017 01:40 AM

Wow. That looks great. Nice details and I really like how you put the sapwood toward the center.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Rich

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#3 posted 05-10-2017 04:31 AM

Yes, nice use of the sapwood. It’s really a beautiful piece and nicely crafted.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 05-10-2017 01:11 PM

I love this rustic bench. You have really done a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#5 posted 05-10-2017 05:16 PM

Great book match for the seat. You turned the sapwood into quite an eye-catching feature. Excellent work!

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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#6 posted 05-10-2017 05:28 PM

very very nice !!!!!!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#7 posted 05-11-2017 12:03 PM

Nice bench! Walnut/ Greene & Greene is a good combo.

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#8 posted 05-11-2017 06:26 PM

Great looking G&G bench—I like the bookmatched walnut and those wedged through tenons!

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

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