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Thread: Why doI never see Greene and Greene furniture mentioned

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    Why doI never see Greene and Greene furniture mentioned

    in this group? We visited San Diego California back in the 70's and saw Greene and Greene furniture.

    I don't remember seeing Greene & Greene mentioned in this news group. Here is an example of the furniture. I may have to make something like it.

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    Lowell, check out some of Glenn Bradley's beautiful work.
    Please help support the Creek.

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    Lowell, I see it mentioned often, and some of my friends have made G&G furniture.

    I prefer Stickley, however I really like some of the G&G furniture...........Rod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Sheridan View Post
    Lowell, I see it mentioned often, and some of my friends have made G&G furniture.

    I prefer Stickley, however I really like some of the G&G furniture...........Rod.
    I prefer traditional Stickley furniture. A lot of the G&G is too ornate for my tastes.
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    I agree with Rod and Marshall.

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    I prefer the house construction joinery and design to their furniture. I do like the way they screw breadboard ends on from the side not the bottom. I think Julia Morgan gets more press as she did a lot more projects in her life including San Simeon.
    She did "the chapel of the chimes" in Oakland California where they have concerts inside the tombs.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVCaghNlCVs
    Bill D.

    Gamble house is the only one I could come up with off the top of my head.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamble...a,_California)

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    It gets mentioned as much as the other styles I would guess.

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    There are a great number of posts and threads about G&G and other cousins in the SMC forums over the years!
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    I agree with most of the comments here. However, I think the style deserves recognition.

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    A few of mine for my own home in mahogany, walnut and sepele/sipo.

    G&G-Bookcase-After-(5).jpg . CoD-Finished-2.jpg

    GnG Low CoD (285).jpg . GnG Wall Cab (187).jpg

    I do the dresser and chest of drawers in mahogany for most folks, cherry for some but, the cherry has to have the right setting or it looks odd IMHO.
    She said “How many woodworking tools do you need?”
    I said “Why? Do you know someone who is selling some?”


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    Every piece I've ever done has been influenced by the Brothers Greene, possibly due to having lived in the Gamble House for a school year.

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    I've applied some of G&G's design features on furniture and really like it. A visit to Pasadena's Fall Craftsman Heritage weekend will provide
    a view of G&G's work including furniture, houses, blueprints, etc. A trip to the Gamble house is a must, IMO, as good as it gets if you're a fan. While I have
    a house full of Stickley, G&G comes across as Art inspired, graceful, light and beautifully designed. A close up, in person viewing of a G&G original piece will leave you inspired IMO.

    For me Stickley is more of a form follows function approach, very durable, very strong and depending on the piece, beautiful.

    Mac
    Last edited by Mac McQuinn; 06-20-2018 at 1:21 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill McNiel View Post
    Every piece I've ever done has been influenced by the Brothers Greene, possibly due to having lived in the Gamble House for a school year.
    Its official . . . I hate you .

    I think you've told that story here but, I would love to hear it again; you lucky dog.
    She said “How many woodworking tools do you need?”
    I said “Why? Do you know someone who is selling some?”


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    I think G&G never got Stickley level accolades because it was unashamedly production furniture. They specifically create affordable quality by making furniture easy to make. Pocket screws and false joinery turn many people off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    A few of mine for my own home in mahogany, walnut and sepele/sipo.
    Very nice!
    JR

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