Greene & Greene

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Does the Arts & Crafts Cycle End with the Greenes?

I can’t swear to there being a “cycle” for every Arts & Crafts woodworker. I can only speak to my own experience and add that I have had many nods of agreement when sharing my philosophy. I began building Arts & Crafts pieces, because the sturdy simplicity spoke to me, and the beauty of...

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Fearless Furniture in Indiana, See Dale Barnard’s Clock

Greene & Greene never designed a tall case clock, but Dale Barnard, one of our authors, designed and built a clock in the style. The Indiana State Museum has included Dale’s clock in the current exhibit “Fearless Furniture” that runs until May 27, 2014 in Indianapolis. Dale was one of the eminent woodworkers featured...

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New Blog for Greene & Greene Furniture Fans

I first met Jim Ipekjian in 2005, about a year after I started at Popular Woodworking Magazine. What began as an e-mail taking me to task for some shortcomings in an article I wrote eventually led to an invitation to visit the man who has more hands-on experience with original (and reproduction) Greene &...

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New: William Ng Video on Greene & Greene Furniture Details

We’ve teamed up with extraordinary woodworker (and extraordinary woodworking teacher) William Ng on a new video that explores techniques for creating the details that make Greene & Greene furniture unique. Using jigs and easy-to-understand techniques, William teaches you how to make pillowed breadboards, ebony plugs, inlaid ebony splines and bars and more. And, you’ll...

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Greene & Greene Finish

I received an e-mail from a reader the other day, asking about finishes for Greene & Greene furniture. It’s one of those areas where we have some good clues about what was used, but we can’t be certain. There were some variations in color from house to house, as well as variations in wood....

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Greene & Greene’s Thorsen House

When you think of the work of Greene & Greene, you usually think of Pasadena, Calif. Pasadena is home to the Gamble, Blacker and Robinson houses, and there is a fantastic collection of the Greene’s furniture at the Huntington Museum a few miles away. But one of the “ultimate bungalows,” the Thorsen house, is...