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Forum topic by Retrowood posted 10-18-2011 02:30 AM 1116 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-18-2011 02:30 AM

I have some well seasoned Cherry on the racks and could use a foot stool for my favorite chair. I’m thinking about something with a lot of Greene & Greene influence. I’ve done some G&G details before on a project and really enjoy the effect. Has anyone plans or whereabouts of plans for such a project? I know Cherry is a bit unusual for a G&G design although I’m pretty creative with gel stains and ultimately trying to slowly deplete my wood inventory in hopes of moving someday soon.

-- Retrowood

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#1 posted 11-10-2011 03:58 AM

Hmmm…No Greene and Greene fans here?
Must be something out there.

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#2 posted 11-10-2011 04:03 AM

I love G and G but have no plans?? Sorry

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#3 posted 11-10-2011 04:59 AM

Big Greene and Greene fan, but also have no plan for a stool. I think cherry would be a great choice. Have you looked through some of the books, Darryl Peart’s for example?

May give you enough for a design…

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#4 posted 11-10-2011 05:20 AM

I love g & g as well, but no plans. Sorry, and good luck. I too think cherry will be an acceptable/good choice. No need to stain, unless you want to change it for your own preference.

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#5 posted 11-10-2011 04:13 PM

I pulled Darryl’s book off the shelf and while there are no specific plans included, there is certainly enough styling options to choose from to create a ottoman/stool. I really enjoy the Greene concept of design and feel as long as a person doesn’t over embellish, it gives a clean classic look. I did a cheery table last year for my wife to display a Peggy Glass top on and the leg details w/ sunken relief came out very well. A lot of fun to do. I met Daryl at Pasadena’s Heritage Craftsman weekend a couple years ago, very nice guy and his work is everything you see and more. The Gamble house in Pasadena is a must see if you ever get the chance.


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#6 posted 11-10-2011 04:18 PM

Love G&G, but haven’t seen any plans. You can find plans for a mission style foot stool, perhaps, and just add/adjust it with G&G style in mind.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#7 posted 11-10-2011 05:22 PM

You could take a regular Stickley style footstool, the kind usually associated with a Morris chair, then add cloud lifts, ebony plugs, leg bottom details, or the little flying buttresses they used between the legs and the stretchers.

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