Greene and Greene wine cabinet

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Project by smitty posted 03-12-2009 12:36 AM 15140 views 90 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all

Although this is my first post, I have been a member since last year.

I’m mentally challenged when it comes to computers and never got the
nerve to post. The subject of Greene and Greene projects really got my
attention though, so here’s mine.

My son in law graduated from medical school several years ago, and I
decided to build him a wine cabinet as a graduation gift.

The cabinet is made of walnut and walnut plywood as well as a few cheaper
woods. I used Transtint dyes to even out color, and then applied a glaze
over shellac. I then applied several coat of shellac and buffed it out with
wax. All in all, it turned out pretty nice.

-- Smitty

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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 03-12-2009 12:39 AM

It turned out VERY nice! Awesome in fact.

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Vincent Nocito

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#2 posted 03-12-2009 12:46 AM

Very nice project. I love the doors and pulls. Do you have a photo of the side and a closeup of the interior?

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#3 posted 03-12-2009 01:12 AM

WOW! need I say more I have been looking into the G&G style and you have inspired me!!! wel done

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#4 posted 03-12-2009 01:39 AM

This is AWESOME, I’m a big fan of Greene and Greene and this is a very nicely executed G&G inspired original work. How did you design this before you started building? Did you use Google Sketchup, some other CAD program, or just good old fashioned pencil and paper?

-- - Scott "handplane"

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#5 posted 03-12-2009 02:00 AM

You may be computer-challenged, but you are definitely not woodworking-challenged. Absolutely gorgeous piece!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Todd Thomas

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#6 posted 03-12-2009 02:03 AM

yea it’s pretty nice if that’s the best you can do…...MAN that it one sweet project.....great craftsmanship. love the G&G…man it looks great!!! super job, 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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#7 posted 03-12-2009 02:08 AM

Nice gift! Fortunate son-in-law to know a craftsman like you. Do they come fully stocked :)

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#8 posted 03-12-2009 02:59 AM

Very beautiful piece of Greene & Greene cabinet. You did excellent job!

I became Greene & Greene admirer when I first saw Greene & Greene Inspired Dresser by Mike McFlynn appeared in WJ February 2006 issue. I kept reading the article and watching the picture, and talked to my self..”I must make one this style, at leat once in my life…..if not 12 drawers, 6 or 4….”

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#9 posted 03-12-2009 03:03 AM

Awesome. Would love to see progress pics on future projects.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#10 posted 03-12-2009 03:04 AM

Ahhhh, figured Walnut and booze. Two of my favorite things. If the panels are made from the ply then that’s some sweet veneered plywood you got there. Excellent finish as well.

-- 9 3/4 fingers remaining.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#11 posted 03-12-2009 03:09 AM

”... it turned out pretty nice.” Holy Cow! Are you kidding me? That is FANTASTIC!

Incredible craftsmanship and attention to detail!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#12 posted 03-12-2009 03:25 AM

Just beautiful. I’m sure Greene and Greene would be pleased, as imitation is the greatest form of flatery! Besides the cloudlifts, box joints and bread board ends which are distinct charecteristics of thier pieces, the interior design is very complimentary as well. Your first ever project post is a real Humm Dinger! Thanks for sharing.

Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#13 posted 03-12-2009 03:27 AM

Now this is inspirational piece…I just love G&G and this is going into the favorite bin….nice work and thanks for sharing…Blackcherry

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#14 posted 03-12-2009 03:52 AM

Incredible work.As a Stickley school of arts and crafts guy I hadn’t paid much attention to g&g but today I picked up Feb 09 Fine woodworking…now this piece back to pencil and paper for the morris chair I have a few changes to make.

-- Nothing's just gets expensive

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#15 posted 03-12-2009 04:47 AM

Very nice cabinet, and the craftsmanship is superb.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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