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Project by Tomy Hovington posted 01-15-2018 10:06 PM 1715 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I worked for 22 years in the steel manufacturing sector. 11 of those years were for a trailer manufacturing company. When I left I asked them for a picture file they had of the whole crew of one of the biggest project I was involved in while working there.

I decided to make a Greene&Greene mixed with Shou Sugi Ban for the finish.
I also made a video of the build and it is on my You Tube Channel. I’ll leave a link to it below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFcQnPI5OqM&t=25s

-- Tomy Hovington





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Mean_Dean

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#1 posted 01-15-2018 10:50 PM

That’s a great looking frame—I love the G&G elements mixed with the Japanese!

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

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swirt

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#2 posted 01-16-2018 03:49 AM

That is a great looking frame. The frame itself is the artwork. Well done.

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

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#3 posted 01-16-2018 10:35 AM

Lovely mate, dumb question but what is Greene&Greene?

Cheers Dave

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#4 posted 01-16-2018 03:53 PM

Superb!

I can’t really tell form the photos, but is that wood “weathered” for some texture?

I sandblasted some heart pine before to eat away at the softer grain bands and really liked the look.

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#5 posted 01-16-2018 05:26 PM

Nice deatil and fantastic design. I like that truck on the picture.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 01-16-2018 05:35 PM

This is a beautiful frame and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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Tomy Hovington

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#7 posted 01-16-2018 05:44 PM



Superb!

I can t really tell form the photos, but is that wood “weathered” for some texture?

I sandblasted some heart pine before to eat away at the softer grain bands and really liked the look.

- splintergroup


Thanks! It was burnt off in the Shou Sugi Ban process. You can see the process in the video link above.

-- Tomy Hovington

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Tomy Hovington

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#8 posted 01-16-2018 05:50 PM



Lovely mate, dumb question but what is Greene&Greene?

Cheers Dave

- icemanhank


Greene and Greene at the start were two brothers that were very influential in architecture in the late 1800 early 1900’s. Their influence is now pretty big in woodworking and one of the most eye catching detail of greene and greene furniture are the ebony inlay plugs. Have a search for Greene and Greene chairs if you feel like having your mind blown.. hope you like it!

-- Tomy Hovington

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#9 posted 01-17-2018 12:57 AM

Very nice Tom. Really attractive frame.

-- Gary, Florida

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#10 posted 01-17-2018 07:40 PM

very nice,i love g&g and japanese so this is a big thumbs up for me.nice work.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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