Greene and Greene inspired coffee table

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Project by Girino posted 10-20-2018 01:31 AM 1135 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this a couple of summers ago. African mahogany (khaya) top, rails, and stretchers and Honduran mahogany legs; ebony, silver and Pau abalone inlay. I used Peart’s recipe of General Finishes orange and medium brown dye stain, and then coated with Waterlox satin. My first G&G style project. and first inlay project. I’ve been a woodworker for years and it was fun to learn a bit of how to work with silver and shell. I spent a little extra care on how it looks from ground level since our living room is up a flight of stairs and the piece can be seen from below when ascending the stairs. After living with it for two years I’m still happy with the way it turned out.

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#1 posted 10-20-2018 01:37 AM

Very nice looking table. I like the inlay work, it looks great. Good thinking paying attention to the underside for its location.

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#2 posted 10-20-2018 10:41 AM

Very nice. Looks good from any angle.

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

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#3 posted 10-20-2018 10:59 AM

I would be proud of this as well. After two years I usually notice “something”. Beautiful table.

-- Petey

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#4 posted 10-20-2018 02:07 PM

Nicely done, I really like the inlay

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#5 posted 10-20-2018 06:09 PM

Wonderful piece, nice proportions. Fine work!

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#6 posted 10-22-2018 01:24 AM

very nice work,i love g&g and I love this.your inlay is beautifully done,this is a great modern twist on a timeless style,excellent craftsmanship.welcome to lumber jocks.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#7 posted 11-12-2018 10:32 PM


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