Greene & Greene Inspired Bookcase

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Project by CarlSanSoc posted 01-29-2021 12:10 AM 1233 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve long admired the Greene brothers work and when I bought this wood I thought it would work well. I wanted something with more flow so I added the curves to the leg profiles. This was my first attempt at panel glue-up so I wanted to learn that as well as the breadboard ends. I had some leftover walnut that I used for that. It also gave me an opportunity to hone my bandsaw skills as well as pattern making. I modified a Jeff Jewett finishing recipe to match some vintage pieces that my wife inherited from her grandparents.

-- Carl, Pennsylvania, "If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about the answers." Thomas Pynchon, "Gravity's Rainbow"

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#1 posted 01-29-2021 12:30 AM

Very nicely done

-- Clark

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#2 posted 01-29-2021 01:24 AM

Well that turned not bad at all, just finished reading Darrell Peart’s Greene & Greene, so I now consider myself an Expert :)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 01-29-2021 01:48 AM

very nice work,i love and have done some g&g and it may look simple but as you know it’s a lot of work doing that style properly.youd id a great job on the plugs which take a lot of time on there own.bread boards came out real nice too.andre mentioned darrell peart,if you havn’t checked him out do so,he’s an expert on their style.he’s also a member with many project’s posted.his books were my bible doing it.once again beautiful job.

-- 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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#4 posted 01-29-2021 02:58 AM

Great job – great wood. Thanks for sharing..

-- Bstrom

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#5 posted 01-29-2021 03:11 AM

That is truly stunning! You really hit a home run with that.

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#6 posted 01-29-2021 03:19 AM

Beautiful work. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#7 posted 01-29-2021 03:47 AM

Thanks for all your comments. Darrell Peart’s generous sharing of knowledge and tutorials have been Invaluable. I’ve learned a lot from him as I have from all members of this forum. To all of you I’m grateful. And also trees.

-- Carl, Pennsylvania, "If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about the answers." Thomas Pynchon, "Gravity's Rainbow"

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#8 posted 01-29-2021 10:43 AM

G&G is all about the subtle details and your bookcase has them, right down to the chamfered edges. Really nice work and excellent design.

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

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#9 posted 01-29-2021 10:50 AM

That is really well done and beautiful!

-- Petey

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#10 posted 01-29-2021 02:44 PM

Really looks great, proportions of the curves are very elegant, and the chamfered darker pin/plug ends really add to the overall aesthetic. Nice work :)

-- Most of my tools are older than I am

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#11 posted 01-29-2021 04:16 PM

Wow. I love G&G. Stunning. Nice work and the bar has been set high!

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#12 posted 01-29-2021 10:06 PM

Nice job, it certainly has the feel.

-- Think safe, be safe

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