Greene and Greene Hall Table

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Project by NoSlivers posted 05-16-2010 05:22 AM 3188 views 12 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This has been an ongoing project (more “off” than “on”) since January. This weekend I finally said “enough” and focused my attention to finally finish it up. Photo 4 just shows most of the pieces. Photos 2 & 3 are during a dry fit, but I wanted to show how the rails are dovetailed into the front and back aprons and how the drawer slides along the rabbets in the rails. I wanted to keep the amount of wood and hardware to a minimum, and this seemed a sensible way. The tabletop is bracketed to the aprons to allow for minor seasonal movement. The wood used for the main pieces is Madrone. The drawer pull is also Madrone, turned down to suit. The brackets on the drawer pull, the splines and the pegs are ebony, rescued from a guitar building shop that was closing down. The grain of the Madrone presented some challenges and the pieces wanted to “move” their own way, some twists and such to be worked out, but I consider the end result to be a worthwhile payoff.
50”L x 36”h x 16”d Thanks for looking.

-- If you don't have time to do it right, do you have time to do it twice?

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#1 posted 05-16-2010 07:09 AM

Well done! I really like the G&G styling and you have pulled it off very well!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 05-16-2010 11:03 AM

Fantastic craftsmanship. Well done.

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#3 posted 05-16-2010 01:45 PM

Outstanding work. I have grown to really like Greene and Greene style here lately. You did an awesome job.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#4 posted 05-16-2010 03:14 PM

Great job!! Beautiful!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 05-16-2010 04:01 PM

Phenomenal! That’s almost exactly the table I’m working on. Thanks for the inspiration.

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

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#6 posted 05-16-2010 05:47 PM

I really like Greene and Greene well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 05-16-2010 06:26 PM

really nice table

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#8 posted 05-16-2010 06:55 PM

Very nice. You did a great job!

-- Doug - As my Dad taught me, you're not a cabinet maker until you can hide your mistakes.

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#9 posted 05-17-2010 06:37 AM

Thanks everyone for the kind comments. CaptainSkully, I’m looking forward to seeing your posting of your G&G table. I may well wish you had finished yours first so I could learn from it.

-- If you don't have time to do it right, do you have time to do it twice?

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