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Greene and Greene Crib

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Project by jimbarstow posted 09-24-2013 03:32 AM 1442 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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ShaneA

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#1 posted 09-24-2013 03:37 AM

Bravo! It is beautiful. Congratulations too

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#2 posted 09-24-2013 04:05 AM

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 09-24-2013 08:46 AM

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 09-24-2013 12:03 PM

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

Schroeder

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#5 posted 09-24-2013 12:43 PM

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

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#6 posted 09-24-2013 12:45 PM

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

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#7 posted 09-24-2013 02:12 PM

Very well done. You’re a great dad!

-- --Dale Page

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#8 posted 09-24-2013 03:39 PM

This is a really nice piece. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 09-24-2013 03:58 PM

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

-- Chris, http://www.youtube.com/CMRwoodworks , FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/cmrwoodworks1 , Proverbs 16:9

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#10 posted 09-24-2013 04:24 PM

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

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

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#11 posted 09-24-2013 07:05 PM

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

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#12 posted 09-24-2013 07:49 PM

real nice crib

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#13 posted 09-24-2013 10:47 PM

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

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#14 posted 09-25-2013 06:57 PM

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.

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

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#15 posted 09-26-2013 04:19 PM

wonderful job!

-- Greg Simon

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