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Greene and Greene Side table

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Project by ocwoodworker posted 09-02-2010 02:28 AM 5590 views 44 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first “real” attempt at making a Greene and Greene piece of furniture. I highly recommend Darrell Peart’s book on Greene and Greene design elements. The case is made out of walnut and the band is made of spalted maple. I put 6 coats of teak oil and finished it off with a wax finish. It was a fun project to build. I think I have found my favorite design. I think I’ll head to Pasadena now and look at the Blacker house that the Greene brothers built.

-- I'd like to believe Murphy's Law haunts my woodshop, because if it's Karma it would mean I had something to do with it. - K.R.





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engineerat8

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#1 posted 09-02-2010 02:41 AM

This is such a beautiful wood pairing. I love how the contrast works with the greene and greene style. Bravo!!

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lou

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#2 posted 09-02-2010 02:45 AM

very pleaseing to look at Kevin,very nice wood selection.

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johnnymo

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#3 posted 09-02-2010 02:48 AM

Your first attempt is fantastic! I love choice of woods and the details. Great job!

-- John in Arizona (but it's a dry heat!)

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CaptainSkully

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#4 posted 09-02-2010 02:52 AM

Very elegant! Don’t forget to check out The Gamble House. That’s where I picked up my autographed copy of Darrell’s book. I just finished a G&G picture frame, and am still in the midst of the Aurora sofa table, with TheWoodWhisperer’s curved drawer front. I’m anxiously awaiting Ng’s schedule for next year’s classes.

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

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Kindlingmaker

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#5 posted 09-02-2010 03:30 AM

A fantastic job you did on that table! WOW! Love it!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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grosa

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#6 posted 09-02-2010 04:09 AM

Style and imagination as one. Beautiful work.

-- Have a great day.

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#7 posted 09-02-2010 04:58 AM

This looks really well made with some magnificent G/G details.
Bravo !

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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NBeener

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#8 posted 09-02-2010 04:59 AM

Stunning.

Just stunning.

-- -- Neil

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#9 posted 09-02-2010 05:00 AM

Nicely done!

I was also inspired by Darrell’s book, just not inspired in the shop yet…

We have plans to tour the Gamble House in January when we visit friends in Arizona, looking forward to it!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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Cheyenne

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#10 posted 09-02-2010 05:31 AM

Beautiful piece of furniture. Great attention to detail.

-- Cheyenne - Nashville,TN

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#11 posted 09-02-2010 05:35 AM

That’s beautiful! Great project!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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newTim

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#12 posted 09-02-2010 05:50 AM

That is sure going to look nice in my house. Thanks.

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com

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#13 posted 09-02-2010 06:34 AM

Wonderful looking piece of furniture

-- Norman

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RS Woodworks

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#14 posted 09-02-2010 09:11 AM

Looks fantastic. I have that book, and want to attempt a piece of Greene and Greene at some point.
Well done!

Ryan

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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#15 posted 09-02-2010 12:53 PM

Outstanding piece! I Love it!

Thanks for sharing and the heads up on the book. I will definitely snag it as well.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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