|Project by EarlS||posted 01-15-2012 05:31 AM||2416 views||7 times favorited||8 comments|
My intention was to build the Greene and Greene clock in three different versions.
The first one was QS oak built exactly as the plans showed then stained with varathane “gunstock” and finished with semi-gloss poly.
The second version was cherry with walnut highlights and a decidedly more craftsman feel. It was finished with Maloof oil/poly and topped with Maloof oil/wax.
This version was all about the Greene and Greene look from the 1/4” square plugs to the breadboard top with accents on the ends and front, to the stepped base. It was made from walnut and finished with semi gloss poly. I also went with a clock face (from Clockprints.com) that matched the color and style of the Motawi Tile. As you can see in the second picture the craftsman and G&G versions have a totally different feel.
The basic frame is easily adaptable to the different styles. In fact I realized after I glued the last one up that I should have cut the three rails with the G&G cloud pattern to really make a statement. Maybe on the next one.
For now, I’m moving on to some tile bookends and then some different styles of clocks all leading up to a design for a wall clock for the kitchen that will go with the Stickley furniture and craftsman style of our house.
-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"