Greene and Greene box

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Project by Matthew Allard posted 04-24-2011 01:44 PM 6518 views 17 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello Fellow Lumberjocks,

This is a little Greene and Greene box inspired by Darrell Peart. I built this for a bottle of Champange to give to my youngest cousin at her wedding. The wood is Cherry and Maple, plugs are Fast-Caps.

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Mickey Cassiba

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#1 posted 04-24-2011 02:51 PM

Very nice…I’m sure she’ll love it!

-- One of these hammers oughta fix that...

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#2 posted 04-24-2011 04:07 PM

Very beautiful. I like it. But not enough information. Is the maple decorative or functional? What does it look like on the inside? Is it one box or two? More, More, More.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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#3 posted 04-24-2011 04:26 PM

How well do Fast-Caps work? I would be concerned about a major/signature feature of a piece like a G&G using a peel-off sticker. Do they push into a countersink or are they sitting on top of screws?

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#4 posted 04-24-2011 04:42 PM

very nice


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#5 posted 04-24-2011 04:45 PM

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#6 posted 04-24-2011 07:35 PM

Sergio, The fast caps sit in a shallow mortise, and are attached with glue. I thought they looked fine. That being said… if I were to do it all over again I would have made them out of wood. :)

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#7 posted 04-24-2011 09:20 PM

Mat the box looks fantastic, my only comment is that the locking jointery are too square and need more of the round over feel of the G&G style. Just my opinion, nice build thanks for posting BC

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#8 posted 04-24-2011 09:43 PM

Really nice piece I love it. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#9 posted 04-25-2011 05:05 PM

Interesting project, G&G is new to me, this piece makes you stop and look a while, it appears that it will Never come apart, and will hold lots of bottles as the years go by, she will love it, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#10 posted 04-25-2011 05:47 PM

In my opinion all arts and crafts stuff is just the best woodworking we have had for a long time. There are some new pieces and new artists doing good work too.Keep showing us this type of work please . Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#11 posted 04-25-2011 05:49 PM


I hope the recent comments I’ve seen you making mean that your wife’s health problems have eased up a bit.


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#12 posted 04-26-2011 11:14 AM

Very nice would like to see the inside though. I really like the G & G style. Congrats! Sure they Loved it!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#13 posted 01-22-2012 11:47 PM

Great looking box.

-- Michael A. Norman

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