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Project by treedigger posted 999 days ago 3113 views 25 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my latest project, a G & G style hall tree. It’s actually a prototype made out of cherry and ebony that for some reason I can’t stop making changes to. I call it a prototype because, though I only make things for me and my family at the present moment I would love to make things to sell. As with most of my pieces they usually start out with “dad/hun could you make me”, this piece being no exception.On this piece, as I said it’s made out of cherry and cherry crotch, as well as some ebony thrown in.The ebony coat hooks are a work in progress, I would like them to be a little thinner, but as with all my pieces we use them everyday and i’m not sure if the kids will break them off hurrying out the door.Other things I may change are to shorten the through tenons, and inlay the ebony umbrella openings. If anybody has ideas i’m all ears.





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 999 days ago

Great work, I really Like G & G, its beautiful.

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

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Jonathan

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#2 posted 999 days ago

Certainly a beautiful piece you’ve crafted here!

If you just can’t leave it alone and feel you need change it, I think you could go a little shorter on the through tenons. What about also maybe using ebony dowels for the drawer and door pull? That’d give you a bit of black on the bottom half for a bit of balance.

Really, an excellent piece of work already though, that’s for sure.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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treedigger

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#3 posted 999 days ago

Thanks guys
Jonathan, I thought the tenons should be shorter also, and I love the ebony dowel idea.I was going to add ebony plugs the bottom, but wasn’t sure if it would mess with the lines of the piece, and since they are a lot easier to add, then remove I thought I would get opinions first.
Thanks
Steven

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Jonathan

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#4 posted 999 days ago

Regarding the ebony plugs: What about taking a few small pieces of double-sided/turner’s tape, coloring it black, then applying it to the piece and living with it for a few days to see how you feel about them? Or just take the plugs and tape them in-place, although they’ll stick out a bit farther than inset plugs. Either of these options would be non-scarring, and at least give you a rough idea of what it’d look like with the plugs.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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CampD

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#5 posted 999 days ago

Beauty!, love it.
as for the plugs, I think some test samples would work,
at least that’s the way I do it, you can move them around from day to day to see
which way pops the best.

-- Doug...

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ltlwoodcreations

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#6 posted 999 days ago

Love this piece. Very nice and love your additions as well. We are in the process of finishing off G&G project and will be posting them soon. Keep up the good work.

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 999 days ago

This is very attractive and is unusual. I like it.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 999 days ago

Fantastic hall tree love that G&G

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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treedigger

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#9 posted 999 days ago

Thanks again guys
Jonathan and CampD, you guys are just full of good ideas, I guess thats why I love this sight so much. I already shortened the tenons(Jonathan just confirmed my thoughts-thanks Jonathan) and later I will make some ebony dowels to try.I most updated pics when changes are made.

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Don

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#10 posted 999 days ago

Very nice work and great design!

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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jim1953

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#11 posted 999 days ago

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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Jonathan

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#12 posted 999 days ago

treedigger, Please post updated pictures if and when you do make any changes. I’d like to see how this continues to evolve.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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Belg1960

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#13 posted 999 days ago

Treedigger, I love the piece. My suggestion was going to be to maybe shape the tenons like the ends of the top. Since you have already shortened them thats a moot point, I also think the black on the bottom will make it look more cohesive.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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ShaneA

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#14 posted 999 days ago

The only change you need to make is location. Its obvious it would look a lot better in my entryway. Other than that, I think it is beautiful. Great job.

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treedigger

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#15 posted 998 days ago

Again thanks for all the kind words and suggestions,
Belg1960-I like the idea, something to consider on future pieces, sometimes its hard to think out of the box when designing new pieces, make me think of the awesome blog Dennis Zongker had a while back.

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