|Project by Porcupine||posted 06-30-2013 01:46 PM||857 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
I have looked through a lot of Greene and Greene books, the online archives, and been to the Thorsen house. I don’t believe there was ever a Greene designed changing baby changing table. I guess it wasn’t something that came to mind for fine furniture in Victorian times. I designed and built this one before the birth of my first daughter in 2004. It is built from Douglas fir with Brazilian cherry accents. I had in mind the beautiful sideboards designed by Charles Greene for the ultimate bungalows of Pasadena. I love the contrast between mahogany and ebony in the Greene pieces, and thought it would be interesting to try that with cherry contrasted against a pickling stain. My design is proportioned with several golden ratios. This was my first original design. The lumber was recycled from some wide planks of fir that were bookshelves in the apartment I was born in.
-- Joe, South Carolina