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Project by Darrell Peart posted 07-06-2011 02:31 AM 3597 views 25 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I first designed this frame as a business sign – it would go with me to shows and hang in my booth with my logo/name .
I had many request to buy it – so I finally added it to my portfolio.

The design is also on webiste at the top of each page with my name.

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop





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#1 posted 07-06-2011 02:53 AM

Very nice all around BUD. Great design, shapes and color.

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#2 posted 07-06-2011 03:22 AM

Very nice design and good looking wood.

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#3 posted 07-06-2011 04:08 AM

Flawless as usual, love it.I do have a question,because my current project has thru tenons, did the Greene bros. use thru tenons in any pieces that you know of?Thanks for sharing not only your work, but your knowledge.

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#4 posted 07-06-2011 04:17 AM

Thanks –
Treedigger – yes the Greene’s used through tenons – there is a great example at the G&G virtual archives -
the base of the Gamble Dining Table
http://dpg.lib.berkeley.edu/webdb/ggva/search?project=&siteid=157&pageno=13&id=GGUSC-Gamble-DA-048

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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#5 posted 07-06-2011 05:27 AM

After the joinery tour of the Gamble house earlier this year, I appreciate your Greene projects so much more!

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

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#6 posted 07-06-2011 05:53 AM

I really like your frame design Darrell. And I like picture # 3, I’ve never managed to take a good picture of a mirror. The reflection was never satisfactory for me. I always had something in it I didn’t want in my photo.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#7 posted 07-06-2011 04:46 PM

Randy – I never fail to be inspired when I am at the Gamble House
Darrell – the reflection has always been a prbolem for me as well – this photo was taken in front of my gargae and the reflection is of the road out front – my new photo rendering software ( photoshop elements) does a great job of blurring the mirror reflection.

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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#8 posted 07-06-2011 04:56 PM

wow! Very fine craftsmanship. I love the finish and edge treatments. Makes it look like it’s already been around a long time. Very fine, indeed.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#9 posted 07-06-2011 06:14 PM

So, if I were to turn that mirror over, would I see ONE rectangular piece of glass?
It seems like the glass cutters would have a hard time with those sharp inside corners at the bottom.
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I love the finished color as much as I admire the craftsmanship involved. Thanks for sharing.

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#10 posted 07-06-2011 06:37 PM

Great design, implementation, and finish! Really lovely piece. BTW, do you have a schedule of shows that
you’ll be attending this year? I’m on the West coast (nor Cal) and would love to see some of your work in person!

-- Patrice, Northern California

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#11 posted 07-06-2011 07:35 PM

Tbone – yes its just one rectangular piece of glass
Nearlynormal – I cut back to only one show this year ( I have been writing another book and don’t have time for more shows)..... Craftsman Weekend in Pasadena – mid October—really great show!

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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#12 posted 07-06-2011 11:05 PM

Darrell,
Absolutely beautiful!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#13 posted 07-07-2011 04:48 PM

What a beautiful piece. I love the design and the execution looks flawless. What are the dimensions?

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#14 posted 07-07-2011 05:10 PM

Hi Joe –
the dimensions are:
overall 62 1/4” x 21”
Framed opening 12 3/4” (at widest point) x 43 1/2”
39 1/2” between auxillary stiles ( small verticle menbers)

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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#15 posted 07-08-2011 04:23 PM

Darrel, Although I had previously commented (quite favorably) on several of your projects, I had never gone to your site. Well today that changed. I visited, looked at your portfolio and was immensly impressed. That is a fine bunch of wood crafting that you have there. I can only hope to come close to your craftsmanship in the future. TERRIFIC!!!!!
Kimball

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