Coffee Table inspired by Greene&Greene

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Project by Ryan Corrigan posted 03-23-2007 05:51 PM 3018 views 6 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Air dried Cherry felled not far from here in central KY. Box jointed drawer boxes and carved legs. Breadboard ends on top. This piece was a wedding present for my brother.

-- Ryan Corrigan Sadieville, KY

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#1 posted 03-23-2007 06:20 PM

I like the natural look of the hand planeing on the top (am I right about that?). Looks to me like the Thorsen Table Challenge should be no problem for you after making a great piece like this. Beautiful work!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#2 posted 03-23-2007 06:43 PM

Very nice. Do you let people rest their feet on it?

-- There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't!

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#3 posted 03-23-2007 07:18 PM

oooooooooh my
first thought: I love the look of this wood!!
second thought: people everywhere must love it when a family member is a woodworker! What great gifts they get.
This is a treasure.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 03-23-2007 07:27 PM

Looks great! Is that cherry with a darker stain?

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

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#5 posted 03-23-2007 07:28 PM

Nice job Ryan. A beautiful table you built.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#6 posted 03-23-2007 10:58 PM

Very nice table Ryan

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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Ryan Corrigan

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#7 posted 03-23-2007 11:02 PM

Thank you all for the compliments. I did not hand plane the top, after it was glued up however it was hand scraped. As far as the feet go…it’s my brother’s table so his rules. It is cherry, air dried with a General Finishes Red Mahogany stain and sprayed with laquer. Again, Thanks for the nice words.


-- Ryan Corrigan Sadieville, KY

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#8 posted 03-24-2007 02:57 AM

Great table. the shelf underneath, as well as the drawers should keep books, magazines and remotes off the top, so everyone can admire it!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#9 posted 03-24-2007 03:16 AM

Really beautiful!! I love the overall lines and the color. I don’t know if I could let a project that nice leave my shop, not because I’ld wouldn’t want to give it away to a loved one. But I’m sure my wife wouldn’t let it out the door.

-- Straight grains & sharp blades

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#10 posted 03-24-2007 03:23 PM

Ryan – great interpretation of the Greene & Greene style. Using cherry makes it very unique. These “woodworker built” gifts are definitely the best gifts a person can receive as they show that you really care! Nice job!

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#11 posted 03-25-2007 05:41 AM

Ryan, did you come up with the design, or did you have some plans? SWMBO loves the table and would like to add it to my list.

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

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Ryan Corrigan

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#12 posted 03-26-2007 02:53 AM

Hey Doc,
I saw a picture of an end table on a website and used that picture for inspiration. The website is He is truly a master.

-- Ryan Corrigan Sadieville, KY

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#13 posted 03-27-2007 03:47 AM


-- Jesus is Lord!

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#14 posted 06-06-2007 07:38 PM

Very nice work! I really like Greene & Greene inspired furniture. I haven’t done any G&G projects myself yet. Were the breadboard ends difficult to do? Are those hand-cut dovetails or did you use a router/jig?

-- RonR, Massachusetts

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#15 posted 06-06-2007 07:42 PM

That finish pops!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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