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Greene and Greene Inspired Serving Tray

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Project by ChuckC posted 05-28-2013 05:35 PM 14153 views 38 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a Greene and Greene inspired serving serving tray I finished over the weekend. I’ve been working on a G&G table and I wanted a smaller project to practice on.

The wood is Cherry and Walnut. The plugs are ebonized Walnut.

EDIT: I should have mentioned that I used India Ink to ebonize the Walnut.

To finish I used Formby’s Tung Oil Finish, sanding with 0000 steel wool between coats, and then finally wax.

Thanks for looking!





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pintodeluxe

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#1 posted 05-28-2013 05:38 PM

That is a nice project! I like the G&G details.

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

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#2 posted 05-28-2013 05:47 PM

I love the G&G style. You have motivated me to give it a try.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#3 posted 05-28-2013 05:48 PM

Real nice work.

-- Chris K

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#4 posted 05-28-2013 06:10 PM

Very nicely done!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 05-28-2013 08:49 PM

Very cool Chuck. I really like the big joinery look.

-- Mark

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#6 posted 05-28-2013 11:16 PM

Great job, gotta love G & G

-- Ben from IL

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#7 posted 05-28-2013 11:23 PM

Beautiful love the G&G style. Only having seen a little bit of their stuff, do you think that your cloudlifts in the cherry sides are a little harsh? I think the ole Greene brothers might have pushed them inwards a bit and maybe made them more gentle. Then again, hard for me to tell without seeing yours firsthand maybe it’s the angle that’s tricking my eye.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#8 posted 05-29-2013 01:06 AM

Very cool. I like it a lot.

-- Jon, Morgan UT

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#9 posted 05-29-2013 02:36 AM

nice work, that’s a great looking tray!

-- Will, Ontario Canada. "I can do fast, cheap and good, but you can only pick two... "

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#10 posted 05-30-2013 05:18 AM

Love it I will have to make one too.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#11 posted 05-30-2013 09:42 PM

one word… “Beautiful”

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#12 posted 01-30-2014 02:13 PM

Awesome!

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#13 posted 01-30-2014 02:14 PM

This is really nice looking and you did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#14 posted 02-11-2015 05:57 PM

Can you explain how you set the bottom?

I can’t wrap my head around how to form the dado in which the bottom would sit without having the dado show in the joint.

-- There's no such thing as a weekend project.

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#15 posted 02-11-2015 10:23 PM

The bottom sits in a rabbet. I cut the rabbet all the way across on the handle ends (Walnut) since the long sides will cover it. For the long sides (Cherry) the rabbet starts about 1/4” in from each side.

I hope that helps.

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