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Greene and Greene Inspired Mantel Clock

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Project by Timber4fun posted 216 days ago 1399 views 11 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Greene and Greene inspired mantel clock. I used reclaimed hard maple with walnut accents. Not typical for Greene and Greene, but sometimes you have to run with it. Hard maple is reclaimed flooring from an old elementary school gymnasium. Took some time to remove years of finish and clean up. Once milled, wood looks great. I attempted to stain it mahogany. I knew going in that maple might be a problem, as it tends to blotch. It bit me. It took the stain differently throughout, which was disappointing. I ended up selling it. It was tough letting it go. I enjoyed the project very much.

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 216 days ago

Very attractive and great incorporation of G&G elements. As for the materials, the kitchen in the Gamble house has maple cabinets as I recall, so it works for me.

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

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pintodeluxe

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#2 posted 216 days ago

The clock has a great shape, and nice proportions.
The clock face is also quite fetching, where did you find it?

Thanks for sharing.

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

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ex-member

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#3 posted 216 days ago

You’re being hard on yourself. The stain looks fine. It looks old and proper. Really nice clock.

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Mean_Dean

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#4 posted 216 days ago

He’s right—you’re being too hard on yourself!

The clock looks great, and I’m sure whomever you gave it to will love it!

-- Dean

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Timber4fun

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#5 posted 216 days ago

Thanks everyone for the comments.

Pintodeluxe—the clock face is my own madness.

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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konaman

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#6 posted 216 days ago

very nice

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 216 days ago

totally unique

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#8 posted 216 days ago

Turned out great, I like the design and unique look to it. Well done.

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mbs

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#9 posted 216 days ago

Love the g&g elements. Great job.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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nuttree

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#10 posted 216 days ago

I like it.

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

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#11 posted 215 days ago

Great job

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#12 posted 215 days ago

Looks great.

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