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In the Greene & Greene Style and Greene & Greene Design Elements for the Workshop

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I just bought these two excellent books. Best investment in woodworking books I’ve made to date. Richly illustrated and photographed these books represent many many years of research and production of Greene and Greene masterworks.

Detailed sketches, plans, templates, jigs, and techniques abound. If this is not the definitive guide to all things Greene & Greene and how to make them yourself, then I don’t know what is.

If you want to make Greene & Greene furniture, then these books are a must have.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/




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#1 posted 09-11-2018 09:17 PM

So you going into furniture making now? I have 4 books by krenov that someday I may finish reading after drooling over the pic’s!

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#2 posted 09-11-2018 09:27 PM

I have both books as well. Definitely great sources to draw from.

-- Do or do not...there is no try - Master Yoda

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#3 posted 09-11-2018 11:43 PM



So you going into furniture making now? I have 4 books by krenov that someday I may finish reading after drooling over the pic s!

- Andre


Yes Andre, That was my intent from the very beginning. I’ve already built a Mission style kitchen island and a couple of those Roycroft inspired bar stools, but I haven’t posted them here yet because The island still needs some finishing touches and I just got the leather for the seat covers yesterday.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#4 posted 09-12-2018 01:13 AM

They look interesting Jerry. I will surely look into them. I feel the need to make some furniture lately.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 09-12-2018 01:20 AM

Thanks for the review. I’ve had the style one in my Amazon queue for a while. Of the two, do you have a favorite?

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#6 posted 09-12-2018 02:12 AM

I enjoy having these books also Darrell’s books are great.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#7 posted 09-12-2018 02:39 AM



Thanks for the review. I ve had the style one in my Amazon queue for a while. Of the two, do you have a favorite?

- swirt

Greene & Greene Design Elements for the Workshop was his first and by far his most comprehensive work. If you’re only going to get one at a time, you need to start off with that one. Not only is every aspect covered, but how to do everything in great detail, lavish pictures AND it’s a great read because he includes a complete history of the brothers Greene AND the woodworkers who carried out their designs.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#8 posted 09-12-2018 11:18 AM

Darrell’s book have a lot of good information in them. Very well written. Occasionally he posts one of his projects too.

If you are looking for additional good G&G sources think Bob Lang might have a book out on G&G designs as well that goes well with Darrell’s books. William Ng has some good videos as well.

One of the items on my bucket list is to attend a G&G class taught by any of these guys.

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

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#9 posted 09-12-2018 03:24 PM

Another item on my Amazon wish list…

When’s Santa ever going to get here?

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#10 posted 09-12-2018 10:50 PM

Darrell is doing a video build series over in the Woodwhisperer guild on the “Freemont Nightstand”. They have only released one episode to date but I find that I’m chomping at the bit with anticipation for the next in series. I will definitely add these books to my must-buy list https://thewoodwhispererguild.com/product-category/complete-projects

Scott

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#11 posted 09-12-2018 11:03 PM



Darrell is doing a video build series over in the Woodwhisperer guild on the “Freemont Nightstand”. They have only released one episode to date but I find that I m chomping at the bit with anticipation for the next in series. I will definitely add these books to my must-buy list https://thewoodwhispererguild.com/product-category/complete-projects

Scott

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I saw that, but when I went to check it out and then found out about his books, I realized I could get a lot more information and instruction from the two books at half the price of the tutorial. The fremont night stand is in the books.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#12 posted 09-13-2018 01:35 AM

Thanks Jerry for the follow up recommendation on which is the ONE to get.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#13 posted 09-13-2018 02:07 AM



Thanks Jerry for the follow up recommendation on which is the ONE to get.

- swirt


You bet!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#14 posted 09-14-2018 12:09 AM

I just bought the book on the left, my first Darrell Peart book, and it is indeed worth every penny. Good stuff.

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#15 posted 09-14-2018 01:58 AM



I just bought the book on the left, my first Darrell Peart book, and it is indeed worth every penny. Good stuff.

- jamsomito


:-)

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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