G&G TABLE ?? (My Verzion)

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Project by okwoodshop posted 1225 days ago 1983 views 4 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my version of a greene and greene table. I did not use square pegs but did leave the rounded plugs proud. Did not have white oak or ebony so I used red oak and walnut.Also I did not use mortise and tenons but screws and bisquits. Maybe I should call it a brown and brown table? Or a poor boys table? I will stain and finish next spring when the warmth returns. Now whats next???

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#1 posted 1225 days ago

Yup, That’s G&G to me! :-)

Remember – a STYLE is only a guide. If you copy something 100%, it is then a FORGERY! ;-)

This looks FANTASTIC! I love the harmony of the oak and walnut.

Great Job!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#2 posted 1225 days ago

Good job in applying your own interpretation to the style. Just because it does not conform with G&G design elements to a “T” does not make is poor boys table. You made a very interesting design in it’s own right.

I would have used Cherry and Walnut—red oak is not my favorite (personal preference only).

PS: G&G typically used Mahogany with Ebony.

-- Jerry

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#3 posted 1225 days ago

Personally, I don’t get hung up on style names and I’m not the least bit interested in how true this is to any particular style.

This is a very nicely done table. Great design and excellent workmanship. That’s all that matters.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 1225 days ago

A beautiful table. Great design interpretations. I like it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#5 posted 1225 days ago

You can call anything, when you do a great job like this table…Down here in Ga I know what you mean about waiting till spring——It has been near freezing last few day.

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#6 posted 1225 days ago

Fantastic looking table. It is best to create your own style as anyone can copy a style but is is unique to be creative and original. I’m pretty sure Greene & Greene were creative and original and did not copy whoever…
Very nice!

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#7 posted 1225 days ago

Thanks for the nice comments, sometimes I wonder if others will like my work so i really appreciate your input.

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#8 posted 1225 days ago

Very nice! I personally really like the G&G style, and would like to make my own furniture like that. Personal time constraints are putting this effort in the “cool, but probably not in my lifetime” category. I’ll enjoy looking at other’s efforts, nonetheless.

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#9 posted 1225 days ago

nicely done a great looking G&G table.

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 1225 days ago

When it looks this good now; it’s going to look even better with some oil/finish on it. Well done.

-- Life is about choices. You can spend a lot of money on furniture and have really nice furniture; Or you can spend a lot on tools and have even more expensive, crappy furniture. I made my choice.

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#11 posted 1225 days ago

Fantastic table and work. I think walnut and red oak are great together cant wait to see it with some finish on board.

-- Duane, Ohio

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#12 posted 1225 days ago

Very nice table.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#13 posted 1225 days ago

Looks great! keep up the good work!

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#14 posted 1224 days ago

that looks really nice!

-- Jim, Nebraska

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#15 posted 1224 days ago

Darrell Peart ( an LJ’s member) has a really nice book about Greene and Greene style furniture with photos and history. Well worth reading and visiting his Home page and web page. His furniture is awesome.

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