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Project by Brian Brace Fine Furniture Maker posted 12-22-2018 08:50 PM 2592 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my New Greene and Greene King Size bed in Cherry and Ebony inlay I just delivered as a Christmas present for my customers in South Carolina. This was a very challenging piece for me to design and build and make everything balance to the eye and fit just right. So glad it came out just right! Thank you all for looking , Brian Brace

-- Brian Brace Fine Furniture Maker,Blk Mt NC http://www.finefurnituremaker.net/





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Rich

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#1 posted 12-22-2018 10:13 PM

You do nice work and this is no exception.

-- Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to sound smarter the faster they come at you.

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#2 posted 12-22-2018 10:31 PM

Looks good Brian. The top rail cloud lift is a bit more squared than I prefer but it definitely has the hallmark G&G look.

As for signing the piece, all of the Thomas Moser furniture we have is signed and dated by the person that built it. I think it is a really personal touch that shows the client that the person building the piece is willing to sign their work and stand behind it.

I’d be more pissed to find a URL laser engraved on a piece of furniture. Kind of feels like a bar code or advertising and I don’t want advertising on my custom built furniture.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#3 posted 12-23-2018 12:13 AM

you always impress me brian,your customer has got to love this bed,over the top s usual buddy.

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

#4 posted 12-23-2018 12:52 AM

Thanks a lot everyone and I tend to not do what everyone else does as it has been done before, 24 years of woodworking and the only certified craftsman from Vermont for furniture making it has led me to do things outside the box. Thomas Moser does some great pieces and also walks the line of shaker which is a clean line piece and living in Vermont have seen many of his pieces which he does not build by himself anymore. To Erals I just want to say I hand branded these pieces and not with a laser it is a hand brand that also takes time just like the piece and the time it takes to work to be a certified Roycroft Artist, The only one in NC.

I put everything into my pieces including the brand and signing all by hand, Thank you! Brian Brace

-- Brian Brace Fine Furniture Maker,Blk Mt NC http://www.finefurnituremaker.net/

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Rich

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#5 posted 12-23-2018 01:40 AM

An everyday woodworker criticizing the design choices of a master takes real chutzpah.

-- Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to sound smarter the faster they come at you.

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#6 posted 12-23-2018 02:08 AM

Great looking bed. I like that it has no corners to bang into in the night.

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#7 posted 12-23-2018 03:30 AM

It’s a lovely piece, You’ve chosen a style, but not an Icon someone else made before you, and that is strong creativity, and it looks like your woodworking skills match the mindset.

Awesome piece, and I imagine it’s new owners will treasure it. Thanks for posting.

Pay no attention to Rich, he hasn’t been house trained yet.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Rich

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#8 posted 12-23-2018 03:37 AM


Pay no attention to Rich, he hasn t been house trained yet.

- therealSteveN

For your information, I said the criticism of the angles of Brian’s design was off base. He’s a master. Get a clue.

-- Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to sound smarter the faster they come at you.

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#9 posted 12-23-2018 04:01 AM

Brian – your Roycroft Artist comment caught my eye so I checked out your site. Congratulations on becoming a Roycroft Certifed Artisan. While I may only be a hobbyist, I do recognize the craftsmanship and dedication required to achieve this level of achievement and expertise.

I sincerely hope you didn’t take my personal preference comment as a criticism. Everyone has their own personal preferences and making something, anything, for one person will, inevitably, result in another expressing their preferences relative to what was built. As it is, this piece wasn’t commissioned by me, but someone else, and so my opinion is just that, my opinion.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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therealSteveN

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#10 posted 12-23-2018 07:05 AM

Earl, that is a very nice explanation. I didn’t actually need it, as I realized what you typed was an opinion. I hope as you do that Brian didn’t see it as saying it wasn’t a nice piece, just wasn’t a nice piece for your taste. I get that, and have said it myself on some pieces presented here.

I have been to a number of woodworking sites, and always thought comments were supposed to be how you felt, + or -. A lot of really talented folks I have met on woodworking forums, seemed to appreciate both type of comment of their work.

I guess if it is Rich’s you better only say good things or he’ll jump up and smack you in the ankle.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Tooch

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#11 posted 12-23-2018 10:56 AM

Love the style, the plugs, and the inlayed splines.

I also like to sign and date the under-sides of table tops with a sharpee, but mostly because the tables I’ve built are for my own house and I’d like to see how long they actually last haha.

What a great piece of furniture, I’m sure your customers will love the fact that they’ll get it around Christmas, too!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#12 posted 12-23-2018 01:11 PM

It is a beautiful interpretation of the Greene and Greene style. Lovely work!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#13 posted 12-23-2018 01:53 PM

Super nice project , just love the G&G style.

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#14 posted 12-23-2018 04:28 PM

Damned nice piece as usual Brian. I follow your posts on Facebook. Keep up the good work.

-- Mark

#15 posted 12-23-2018 11:37 PM

Thank you all so much and I do appreciate comments and I only do this for fun and is why I don’t post much because I just don’t have the time anymore. The only thing is for me to clear up when someone posts about my work and takes away from the time and makes it sound like my work is massed produced without asking questions on how it is done or in a way that may take away from my quality or anyones quality than you will see the passion in me as I do this to feed the 5 months in my home and have given up a normal life to do this for a living full time. I must say it is finally starting to pay off after in the past rolling change to make the rent!
Also, I was in the middle of showing my family and maybe getting my 16 daughters who has just started her own cutting board company this website and may have overreacted. I was maybe just a little bit thrown that people sometimes post without putting much thought into how things may affect others or their name.
To Earls , maybe just post in a more thougtful manner. Thanks so much everyone again, Brian

-- Brian Brace Fine Furniture Maker,Blk Mt NC http://www.finefurnituremaker.net/

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