Greene and Greene Stereo Cabinet

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Project by rmac posted 08-29-2019 03:20 AM 1705 views 4 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s what happens when a Darrell Peart fan builds a new cabinet for his old stereo.

If you’re curious, that’s a little laptop computer in a pull-out tray above the receiver. I use it to pump YouTube music through my good speakers.

Look for a lot more construction photos, discussion of the build, and a SketchUp plan for this cabinet here.


-- My table saw laughs at hot dogs.

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#1 posted 08-29-2019 03:35 AM

Truly beautiful!

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#2 posted 08-29-2019 04:58 AM

Your work is amazing. Enjoyed looking through your projects

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#3 posted 08-29-2019 05:05 AM

Beautiful style, beautiful cabinet!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 08-29-2019 05:46 AM

Looks like a Daily Top 3 to me!

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#5 posted 08-29-2019 07:26 AM

A labour of love, surely. Great colour and details.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: The Big Bang: Nothing - exploded into Everything. Thanks to Nothing.

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#6 posted 08-29-2019 10:27 AM

Excellent work! Love G&G

-- Petey

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#7 posted 08-29-2019 10:42 AM

Wow! What a magnificent looking piece! Nice work Mac!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#8 posted 08-29-2019 11:26 AM

Oh yeah!!! Nice work!!

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

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#9 posted 08-29-2019 02:02 PM

big g & g fan myself so im lovin what i see,you did an incredible job on this.i wish you could give us more pic’s though,maybe some build shots.what wood and finish did you use.also how did you make your ebony splines and plugs? and was this your own design or did you have plans to work from.sorry for all the questions but im always interested in how others build g&g. darrell pearts books were a huge help for me.hopefully he’ll see this and chime in.once again a beautiful piece.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#10 posted 08-29-2019 02:04 PM

Great build and it’s beautiful.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#11 posted 08-29-2019 03:02 PM

That looks really nice. Congrats on your DT3

I didn’t think anyone else would still have a stereo from the 70’s.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#12 posted 08-29-2019 03:04 PM

Nice job. Photo makes it hard to see detail, but what I can see is accurate, and well done. Big plug for Darrell, and G$G also. :-) I can easily see it has great lines, and appears to have all the details.

Photo tip, and Lord knows I am not a photographer. Adding a lot of extra light gives me a glare effect making it as equally hard to see as too dark, just like it’s over exposed. What I have found that works is a lot of light, but not directly on the subject, so indirect light I guess you would say. Makes the area alive with light, but no glare. All I know is details really jump out better.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#13 posted 08-29-2019 03:07 PM

That looks really nice. Congrats on your DT3

I didn t think anyone else would still have a stereo from the 70 s.

- awsum55

LOML bought the twin to that back in 77. It still works fine, and it’s with my Pioneer, tuner and receiver, from back then, both in the basement. Best sound in the house down there. :-)

-- Think safe, be safe

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#14 posted 08-29-2019 04:12 PM

Beautiful! I expect the Greene brothers would approve, but then they would ask “What’s a stereo?” :)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#15 posted 08-29-2019 06:07 PM

Real nice cabinet, Russ!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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