Greene & Greene

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...

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...

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...

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,...

A Sneak Peek at two Arts & Crafts Books

Popular Woodworking Books has two related books publishing later this year, and we thought it would be fun to share a little advance information with you. In the author’s own words, we’ve got a glimpse into what these books are about. Greene & Greene: Poems of Wood & Light (Available September,...

David Mathias' Book List

When Senior Editor Robert W. Lang asked me to provide a list of my favorite woodworking books, I quickly agreed thinking it would be an easy assignment. That should have been the first clue that I was in trouble. But I didn’t catch on until I was sitting in front of...

Greene and Greene Everyday Slide Show

Being inside a truly great house is like being transported to another world. The vision of the architect and the hands of the craftsmen create something that is set apart from the rest of the world. Visiting Gustav Stickley’s Craftsman Farms, or Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater is an unforgettable experience. But...

Greene and Greene from a Woodworker’s Perspective

Many talented and able photographers have published photographs of the work of Charles and Henry Greene. I own most of the books and have spent many hours studying these, as well as images online. I usually feel some frustration because what I really want to see is often missed. I’m one...