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Maloof & More Exhibit in California

Like most Ohioans, I don’t need much of an excuse to scheme on making a trip to Southern California, especially at this time of year. It’s not just the fact that the days are getting short; the annual Craftsman Weekend is right around the corner; October 14-16 in Pasadena. For fans of the Arts...

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Greene & Greene: A Mystery Table

While conducting research for a book, the author encounters a previously unknown table from the workshop of Peter & John Hall. By Darrell Peart Pages: 62-69 From the November 2007 issue #165 Buy this issue now There is no test more demanding on a piece of furniture than that of time and service. The...

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Greene & Greene-inspired Storage Chest

Classic design elements combine to create a new design. By David Mathias Pages: 36-41 From the April 2008 issue #168 Buy this issue now Seven years ago I made my first piece of Greene & Greene-style furniture, a coffee table of my own design. It contained several elements the Greenes commonly used: cloudlifts and...

The X Factor: Substance over Style

In a perfect world, styling and presentation wouldn’t be important. Or, at least, they would be less important than substance. I’ve been thinking about this since Saturday, courtesy of a bad television program. “The X Factor” is, as far as I can tell, “American Idol” with British accents — though I can’t be sure...

Greene and Greene Furniture-New Book

When you visit the Gamble House, the Scott Gallery at the Huntington Library, or any other exhibit of Greene and Greene furniture it’s easy to spot the woodworkers in the crowd. Just look back and down and you will see them, on their knees to get a close look at a detail that normal...

VIDEO – Greene & Greene Finger Joints

Robert W. Lang shows his table saw technique for cutting Greene & Greene-style finger joints on a drawer. The finished drawer will help complete the "Arts & Crafts Buffet" featured in the October 2010 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine.

Learning History With a Hammer

I spend way too much time looking at, and thinking about details of old furniture. But I stumble on something useful often enough that I won’t stop. A case in point is the square ebony plugs found in Greene and Greene furniture. I taught a class in Greene and Greene details at Marc Adams...

Greene & Greene's Digital Footprint

The roots of the turn-of-the-20th-century Arts & Crafts movement can be traced back to the industrial revolution and the counter-culture that questioned whether this advance was having a dehumanizing effect on society. I include myself as one of the fans of the continuing Arts & Craft’s movement, and while not anti-technology, I do find...