Greene & Greene Table

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Project by SantaPaulaCraftsman posted 10-04-2011 05:49 PM 2215 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the ‘Townsend’ table designed by the Greene bros in the early 1900s. I used a nicely figured Sycamore slab I bought on eBay and alder for the frame. The square pegs are African ebony and are a high contrast for the light alder, but overall I think it works.

The original is in mahogany, but the dimensions and lines are so well balanced on their plans that almost any type of wood will look nice.

I made a cad drawing and templates out of the stretchers so I can make these faster and cut the construction costs for my clients.

-- Life so short, the craft so long to learn

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#1 posted 10-04-2011 05:54 PM

Nice work, I like the details. Keep up the good work.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#2 posted 10-04-2011 06:10 PM

I love it!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 10-04-2011 06:19 PM

Very handsome piece

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#4 posted 10-05-2011 02:58 PM

Beautiful!! Great job.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 10-05-2011 03:52 PM

I like what you did, I would have added the rounding of the bottom of the legs, as some of the G&G tables have.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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#6 posted 10-05-2011 03:56 PM

Very nice I always have been a fan og G & G. I love leaving the knots in my projects. I tend to fill ming with 5 min epoxy and sand them fush after it dries.

Lovely wood choice. I used Alder on my last projet as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 10-05-2011 04:03 PM

Beautiful table, I really like the Sycamore that you used for the top.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#8 posted 10-06-2011 12:50 PM

A very attractive piece. Nicely balanced wood choices and a fine finish. Well done!


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