Building a Greene & Greene-inspired End Table
George spent several years building Greene and Greene-style furniture under the tutelage of our July presenter, Darrell Peart. At a monthly general membership meeting presentation three years ago, George walked us through his process of building a Greene & Greene-inspired end table. During that presentation,
he talked about…
• wood selection and layout
• mortise and tenon joinery
• wood movement
• and breadboard ends
As a follow-up to that informative session, our next meeting brings George back for Part II. He’ll begin with a brief recap of highlights from Part I, then he’ll discuss …
• the sequence of steps he goes through in building the table
• shaping with templates
• glue-up techniques
Please join us this Tuesday, August 3rd at 6:00 PM, as we welcome Jeff Miller to present ideas and techniques on working with curves in your woodworking projects.
Jeff is an extremely accomplished furniture designer, craftsman, teacher, and author of several woodworking books. His furniture has been shown in galleries and shows nationwide, and he has won numerous awards. His furniture is in the Decorative Arts Collection of the Chicago History Museum. To learn more about Jeff and his work, visit https://www.furnituremaking.com/about
Please Note: To accommodate Jeff presenting to us from the Midwest, we will start the meeting at 6PM, and follow Jeff’s presentation with our announcements and Bring and Brag.
Darrell Peart, born in Wenatchee and currently resides in Seattle, started his career making and selling small wooden items at Seattle’s Pike Place Market. To broaden his experience, he then worked for many years in various high-end custom shops throughout the Puget Sound area gaining an extensive background in both commercial and custom furniture making. The influence of Greene & Greene can clearly be seen in Darrell’s work, but he rarely does exact reproductions anymore. Exploring new design work is where his passion lies, and it has brought him acclaim in the woodworking world.
Darrell also writes and lectures about design, woodworking, and the history of Greene & Greene. He has written articles for well known woodworking media. His first book, Greene and Greene: Design Elements for the Workshop, was published in April 2006 by Linden Press. His second book, In the Greene & Greene Style: Projects and Details for the Woodworker, was published in 2013 and he is currently at work on his third book which will be on furniture design.
Three of his furniture making videos are available through Popular Woodworking Magazine. He more recently produced a video with Marc Spagnuolo, available through the Wood Whisperer Guild.
Darrell teaches woodworking and furniture design as well from coast to coast. Darrell is well known for his innovative woodworking jig and tool designs. His Square Hole Punch is currently in production by Lee Valley Tools.
In 2011, Darrell was voted on to the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Thorsen House (FOTH), a restoration effort of one of Greene & Greene’s Ultimate Bungalows. His work has appeared in various galleries; has been featured in both local and national newspapers, magazines, and books; and in private collections throughout the United States and Canada.
As woodworkers, we constantly encounter a wide variety of safety risks in our shops, each and every time we turn on the shop lights and get to work. John Ellis has prepared a First Aid Kit presentation that will focus on what is, in John’s opinion, the most useful contents of a shop first aid kit, and why. John will discuss some educational material about different types of common wounds any woodworker could encounter, and their proper care.
Also included at the end of the presentation will be an invitation for members to consider their personal shop needs, and either purchase ready-made-kits (with John’s recommended contents) or to restock their existing kits by ordering through John. This is designed to save us all money by avoiding costly, ready-made kits stocked with unnecessary items, and purchasing in bulk, as well as saving on shipping costs. If there is enough interest, John has generously offered to spearhead this project.
Come with questions about shop safety, or offer your own stories about shop incidents that may be useful to our members.