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Rasp? Just Sand It!

Dale Barnard has been building furniture professionally for decades. And during a recent video shoot, it was very comforting to see that I wasn’t the only one breaking the rules on sanding. Building a Greene & Greene furniture piece means changing transition levels in the wood frequently. And that leads to either rasping, filing...

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Greene & Greene Frame

Advance copies of “Popular Woodworking’s Arts & Crafts Furniture Projects, 2nd Edition” recently showed up on my desk. The book looks fantastic – a good update of a collection that was a favorite among readers for years. This expanded version features 17 additional pieces (42 projects in all).  Here’s an excerpt by Robert W. Lang on creating...

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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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2013 Popular Woodworking Magazine Favs – Part 2

In a continuation of selecting my favorite articles from the issues of 2013 (read part 1 here), below covers the August (issue #205) through December (issue #208) for the year. My hands-down winner from the August 2014 issue is the article written by Mario Rodriguez, “Take a U-turn to Scoop a Chair Seat.” Jigs...

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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...