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Greene and Greene inspired pot rack

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Project by Porcupine posted 06-27-2013 08:17 AM 1985 views 19 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is how I imagine a pot rack designed by the Greene brothers. The materials are sapele, ebony, leather, copper rivets. The rails the hooks hang from are common copper pipe from home center, that I polished with brasso.

-- Joe, South Carolina





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Knothead62

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#1 posted 06-27-2013 11:00 AM

Very nice. Did you wax or finish the copper someway to keep it from tarnishing? Don’t want to be negative but you do realize that it will need to be cleaned periodically to remove all the dust and grease from the kitchen usage. Got ladder?

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aussiedave

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#2 posted 06-27-2013 12:08 PM

Wow….very nice, I love Greene & Greene….I am going to have to try my hand at something Greene & Greene next.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Porcupine

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#3 posted 06-27-2013 12:44 PM

Thanks for the complement. It’s over the kitchen island, not the stove. The stove has downdraft so really probably won’t get much more than dust. But good observation, I did have a heck of a time putting in those rivets with it that high up. I took the idea from the wonderful chandeliers hanging from leather straps in the Greene Bungalows. I didn’t wax the copper because I thought it would look cool as it gained patina. Interestingly, it is still bright and shiny at 6 months, probably because the copper doesn’t get touched. The finish on the sapele is linseed oil and wax.

-- Joe, South Carolina

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#4 posted 06-27-2013 01:34 PM

Very nice use of G &G elements! Your piece turned out quite well.

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

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planeBill

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#5 posted 06-27-2013 03:24 PM

Now that is really sweet. Love it. Copper, sepele and leather couldn’t be anything but beautiful.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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pintodeluxe

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#6 posted 06-27-2013 04:33 PM

Nice job on the pot rack. I like how you incorporated leather straps into your woodworking.
Looks great!

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

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madts

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#7 posted 06-27-2013 11:14 PM

Now that I like a lot! I made something similar that the wife just hated. Maybe this one will cut the mustard.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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Woodbridge

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#8 posted 06-28-2013 01:15 AM

A great interpretation of G&G. It looks great.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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sras

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#9 posted 06-28-2013 01:41 AM

Nice job! The details all work together quite well. Well done!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Joel Shappell

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#10 posted 06-28-2013 02:13 AM

Very nice. Gonna take notes on this to make something similar someday.

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nakedjoinery

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#11 posted 06-28-2013 04:01 AM

Love g&g and this is a big hit in my opinion! Beautiful, more pics would be nice! Going to make Greene and Greene end tables next , keep posting I love it.

-- mike c

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edward60

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#12 posted 06-28-2013 12:27 PM

Beautiful rack. It is nice improvisation of the Greene and Greene style kitchen furniture.Tell me please size and weight of the rack.

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Ken90712

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#13 posted 06-29-2013 08:07 AM

The Greene brothers would be prould!

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

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Porcupine

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#14 posted 06-30-2013 12:59 PM

It is 27” by 39”, and hangs down 29” from the ceiling. I sized it to match exactly the dimensions of the kitchen island below it. I have no idea what it weighs, but it really came out very light. The pots weigh a lot though! The copper pipe are light gauge, which presented the problem of them bending in the middle from the weight of the pots. I solved that problem in a two fold manner. I ran oak dowels down the center of the copper pipes, and added the lengthwise brace element under the pipes. They don’t sag when it is loaded down.

-- Joe, South Carolina

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#15 posted 07-01-2013 02:13 PM

Fantastic pot rack! Great design, like the very nice combination of the wood with leather and copper. Well done!

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