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Cherry Greene and Greene Inspired Picture frame

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Project by woodsliver posted 01-13-2012 12:17 AM 1963 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a while since I posted one of my projects. I constructed this 22×27 picture frame made of cherry. Greene and Greene is probably my favorite Arts and Crafts style. I ebonized oak for the 3/8 in. plugs. I used pocket screws to fasten everything so the plugs serve only to enhance!! The top and bottom rails are 7/8 in thick and the two side rails are 3/4. This gives it the depth GnG work was so fond of. Topping it off with several coats of shellac. It will hold a 16×20 portrait or mirror. To finish it off I put one of my own photographs of Fall River in Estes Park taken this last Oct. Now after I posted this…I’ll need to take some better photos…sorry.

-- Now if some of my drawings could build themselves.....





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#1 posted 01-13-2012 01:34 AM

I love it! Greene and Greene were masters at design. The Hall brothers brought their thoughts to life. You’ve done an expert job that they would be proud of.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#2 posted 01-13-2012 03:42 AM

Very nice.

My favorite G&G elements are the plugs. They really stand out.

Fine Woodworking has a variation on this design in last month’s issue. It has some carved curves in it but otherwise it is very similar.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#3 posted 01-13-2012 06:52 AM

I like this frame a lot,very nice.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 01-13-2012 12:55 PM

Great job, hard to go wrong with G&G.

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

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#5 posted 01-13-2012 02:29 PM

I really like this project. GnG is at or near the top of my list.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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