Greene and Greene Crib

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Project by jimbarstow posted 309 days ago 1239 views 8 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter has always liked Greene and Greene style furniture and we toured the Gamble house in Pasadena last year. When her first child was due, she requested a crib in their style. I saw pictures of one built by another amateur woodworker but he refused to share his design so I designed my own. Good thing too, since I like mine better. I used cherry unlike the traditional mahogany. The plugs and splines are cocobolo. My wife and I are going to take a road trip to deliver it from my shop in Mendocino county to my daughter’s apartment in Manhattan.

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#1 posted 309 days ago

Bravo! It is beautiful. Congratulations too

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#2 posted 309 days ago

Wow! That is definitely going to be a family heirloom. What do you do with it when the kids are all grown up?

-- “If we don’t try, then we don’t do; and if we don’t do, then why are we here?” -Shenandoah

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#3 posted 309 days ago

The G&G brothers along with the Hall brothers would be proud. Great work, we love going to the gamble house being we live close. great work.

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

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#4 posted 309 days ago

Beautiful! Great craftsmanship! Your daughter and many generations after will enjoy your thoughtfulness.


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#5 posted 309 days ago

Great job. Love the design and craftsmanship. Congrats on the impending arrival of a new grandbaby.

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#6 posted 309 days ago

that is a gorgeous crib, wow. Very well done.

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#7 posted 309 days ago

Very well done. You’re a great dad!

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#8 posted 309 days ago

This is a really nice piece. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 309 days ago

Looks fantastic! I can’t believe that guy wouldn’t share his plans, as if he invented the Greene & Greene style or something…

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#10 posted 309 days ago

Very nicely done—another family heirloom has been made by an LJ.

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#11 posted 309 days ago

Wow, great looking crib! Does this design convert into a bed also?

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#12 posted 309 days ago

real nice crib

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#13 posted 309 days ago

Very nice job, I’m sure your daughter will be very pleased!

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#14 posted 308 days ago

Wow, you have taken crib styling to the next level. Looks like you nailed all the details.
Just walking through the Gamble house can be very inspirational.
I like it in cherry, it really works well.

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#15 posted 307 days ago

wonderful job!

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