My 1st Attempt at Greene and Greene Style Furniture #15: Lagavulin

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Blog entry by Don posted 02-14-2011 06:14 AM 6097 reads 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the completion of a project like this than my favorite 16 year old single malt…

Except for maybe my favorite Anejo:

Things I learned:
- Green and Greene were some amazing designers. I already knew this but I have a much better understanding now.
- So is Darrell Peart.
- The Hall brothers deserve far more recognition than they get. If you don’t know who the Hall brothers are then read Darrells book.
- Measure 3 times, cut once. Twice just doesn’t seem to be enough anymore.
- Never use an air hose to blow dust off of your bench when you’re working on tiny ebony plugs.
- Ebony splinters hurt as much as glass splinters do but at least they’re easy to see when trying to remove them.
- Wood dyes are way better than wood stain. I will definitely never use stain again by choice.
- I probably should have picked something a little simpler for my first attempt at Greene and Greene style.
- I’m glad I didn’t.

Thanks to everyone for the encouragement and praise. This was the most enjoyable project I’ve done in many years. I’ll post these as a project once the finish has cured enough to bring them inside and get some good pictures.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

8 comments so far

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#1 posted 02-14-2011 07:35 AM

Lagavulin 16 is the best. I’ve enjoyed this series – great job!

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#2 posted 02-14-2011 07:54 AM

my choise of selebration wuold be a great singlemalt and a good cigar :-)

well done , it has been a big pleassurre to follow the build with you Don
thank´s for taking taken the time to share it with us … I
willl go down and find the singlemalt so I can congratulate you proppebly with a sip

cheers … back to the chop still chips to fly and dust to make

take care

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Jack Barnhill

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#3 posted 02-14-2011 08:44 AM

Beautiful tables. The ebony really does set them off nicely.

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow --

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Todd Thomas

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#4 posted 02-14-2011 10:39 AM

wow…they turned out great…well done
thanks for sharing this adventure….I would love to be able to do something like this….once again well done

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#5 posted 02-14-2011 12:54 PM

keep up no gern on gren look good

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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#6 posted 02-15-2011 03:47 AM

This has been an excellent blog! I have enjoyed every post. Nice looking final result too!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 02-15-2011 03:52 AM

What a nice pair. Very nice work. Great posts, too. Thanks for taking the time to teach us all along the journey. I know that I am better for it.

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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#8 posted 02-24-2011 05:38 AM

Great job on the tables, I’ve really enjoyed reading this blog, it gave me alot of great ideas for a coffee table I’m getting ready to build and some good tips on things to avoid!

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