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Greene and Greene Inspired Mantel Clock

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Project by Timber4fun posted 12-19-2013 05:32 PM 1875 views 13 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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#1 posted 12-19-2013 05:47 PM

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.

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#2 posted 12-19-2013 06:06 PM

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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#3 posted 12-19-2013 06:14 PM

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

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#4 posted 12-19-2013 07:59 PM

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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#5 posted 12-19-2013 08:08 PM

Thanks everyone for the comments.

Pintodeluxe—the clock face is my own madness.

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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#6 posted 12-19-2013 09:37 PM

very nice

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#7 posted 12-19-2013 09:41 PM

totally unique

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#8 posted 12-19-2013 09:47 PM

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 12-20-2013 12:25 AM

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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#10 posted 12-20-2013 12:52 AM

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 12-20-2013 03:18 AM

Great job

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#12 posted 12-20-2013 02:54 PM

Looks great.

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