Greene & Greene Style Side Table

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Project by FredK posted 10-06-2008 04:20 PM 1941 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve finally finished my first furniture project. It’s a side table I’ve built for my wife for our five year anniversary. She seemed happy, so I am too. I’ve learned a lot in this process- especially how to hide mistakes.
There are a few gaps in the joints, but so far no one has noticed.
The table is of red oak with ebony plugs and splines, and was a lot of fun to build.
Thanks to everyone for looking.

-- "A boat's a boat, but the mystery box could be anything! It could even be a boat!

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#1 posted 10-06-2008 05:08 PM

Nice work. I’ve always found that as long as Mama is happy I get shop time (everyone is happy). It’s always good when shop time is what makes Mama happy. Welcome to the site.

-- Jimmy, Oklahoma "It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear!"

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Dominic Vanacora

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#2 posted 10-06-2008 07:14 PM

I have also noticed over the years that a mistake is only seen by you and not others. It sticks out like a sore thumb to you but no one else can see it and don’t care if they do see it. Most people wonder how you managed to make something they can only buy at a store. And only you can make it how you want it to look and feel. It’s a talent we take for granted. The LJ’s here are a wonder to most people and your one of them. Nice project, Great workmenship…

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#3 posted 10-06-2008 09:58 PM

Nice job, on a good looking table

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 10-06-2008 10:50 PM

Very nice looking, & it looks like fine craftsmanship.

You could say you made 2 tables, with the 8 legs. LOL

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 10-07-2008 12:11 AM

I love this table.
The pegs and splines make it more fun looking at.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 10-09-2008 05:33 AM

Great job. Greene & Greene is my favorite style of furniture and you have executed this beautifully. I have wanted to build this sideboard for a long time but don’t have a place to put it yet. Very well done and welcome to the LJ community.

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#7 posted 10-10-2008 05:15 PM

Thank you all for the kind words. I look forward to being an active LJ, and learning from all of you.

-- "A boat's a boat, but the mystery box could be anything! It could even be a boat!

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#8 posted 12-03-2008 05:49 AM

Very nice Greene and Greene table. Looks great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#9 posted 01-22-2009 02:09 PM

very nice looking table…....I wish that all it took to keep my wife happy :-).......just kidding…or am I….good job

-- 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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