|Project by tallpaul||posted 02-13-2008 04:42 AM||1805 views||2 times favorited||18 comments|
I took a few pictures of some recently completed project, so here they are to serve as my introduction to the group. I’ve arrived a bit late for the Thorsen table competition, but I love the design so much that I had to have a go at it. I really worked according to the plans here, I just didn’t see any tweaks necessary to what I consider to be a very elegant design. The wood is mahogany with ebony plugs, of course. Finish is boiled linseed oil and shellac.
The other piece is my own design, but in the style of Greene and Greene, of course. It sits beneath a window, and serves as a welcome place for me to sit and visit my girlfriend as she works in her home office. I chose to shape the ebony plugs like little pyramids on this piece, which is fun. I think I got the proportions about right here- not too heavy. I like the lightness of Greene and Greene designs, they just seem more elegant than some other Mission style works.
Soon I’ll be working on some Greene and Greene style chandeliers, of mahogany with stained glass panels. Still figuring out the joinery and how to incorporate the glass, but what better use of idle time?