Greene and Greene inspired side table

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Project by Girino posted 10-12-2018 09:19 PM 1369 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This little table has a top 15 inches square and is about 21 inches tall. I designed it to be a place to set a glass of wine next to my wife’s favorite chair, and to go with a G&G style coffee table I made last year. Mahogany, ebony, and Pau abalone inlay. I dyed it with Darryl Peart’s suggestion of General Finishes orange and medium brown, and finished with Waterlox satin.

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#1 posted 10-12-2018 09:51 PM

Really nice! Details everywhere.

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#2 posted 10-13-2018 12:32 AM

Fantastic job!

-- Don, Saginaw Mi

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#3 posted 10-13-2018 01:36 AM

great work!

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#4 posted 10-13-2018 02:35 AM

Amazing attention to detail. They look great. Well done.

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#5 posted 10-13-2018 05:57 AM

Excellent craftsmanship on this piece, and welcome to LumberJocks.

I look forward to your future projects.

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#6 posted 10-13-2018 11:08 AM

Very nice , all areas show the detail

-- Do it with your heart in it.........keep sanding

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#7 posted 10-13-2018 11:32 AM

Nice job!

-- Petey

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#8 posted 10-13-2018 12:19 PM

Love the G&G style

-- -Jim, "Nothing says poor craftsmanship more than wrinkles in your duck tape"

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#9 posted 10-13-2018 01:16 PM

Beautifully done!

-- Doug...

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#10 posted 10-13-2018 01:55 PM

Very nice piece. I like your personal take on the style, well done.

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#11 posted 10-13-2018 02:52 PM

Thanks, for the generous comments, folks. To add just a few other details: I gave the legs a slight entasis. The outside edges flare about 1/16th inch on the outside edges from the top to the lower shelf, then back 1/16th to the bottom. That is a detail I noticed on a small table in the Gamble house master bedroom when I had the pleasure of taking Jim Ipekjian’s joinery tour last May. Also on that same table, the lower shelf breadboard end was joined to the legs with a housed mortise and tenon. I included that detail here.

The post at the sides of the drawer I borrowed from a Hall brothers table that Darrell Peart wrote about a few years ago in Popular Woodworking. I carried that feature around the other three sides, too.That table also had a framed dust panel captured between the legs, and I included that dust panel design here, too, along with removable hornbeam runners.

The corners of the top are sculpted to mimic the tsuba design that Henry Greene was so fond of.

Finally, the stylize flower inlay in abalone is a nod to the flower and vine motif that the Greene’s included on several of their pieces.

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