Green & Green Hall Table Gettysburg PA
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Green & Green Hall Table
Green & Green Hall Table
Exquisite detailing turns ordinary into extraordinary.
by Bruce Kieffer
People just love this wonderful little table with its soft-colored mahogany, ebony accents and finger-jointed drawer. The spectacular detailing is characteristic of furniture designed by Charles and Henry Greene. The Greene brothers were prominent architects and furniture designers in Pasadena, Calif., during the early 20th century. They worked closely with Swedish master woodworkers John and Peter Hall to design one-of-a-kind furniture.
The top’s breadboard ends with ebony splines was a favorite Greene & Greene design element. Breadboard ends are short boards fastened to each end of the top. The breadboards keep the top flat and conceal unsightly end grain. The Greenes’ unique design allows the solid wood top to expand and contract, even though the breadboard ends are fastened cross-grain. Ebony splines (R) cover the breadboard’s tongue-and-groove joints and help conceal the movement of the top (Fig. B, below). The ebony plugs (S, T, Fig. A, below) serve as covers for screw holes.
The drawer is a real eye-catcher. It features protruding, unequally spaced finger joints and a gently curved drawer handle. The “cloud lifts” on the aprons are another well-known Greene & Greene design element. Without the details, this table just wouldn’t be the same.
Building the drawer is not as difficult as you might think. We devised a simple system using spacers to position the cuts. You’ll see how easy it is after you’ve made a few test finger joints.
Don’t let all the decorative plugs scare you, either. A couple of inexpensive mortising machine chisels take the tedium out of making square holes and guarantee perfect results.
This project requires you to work with precision. At the same time, the techniques we’ve developed will minimize the headaches. Be sure to make plenty of extra pieces to test your router and saw setups before machining the final pieces.
Materials and Machines
We ordered two 12-ft.-long pieces of 5/4 mahogany and asked that the boards come sequentially from the same tree.
We cut each 12-ft.-long board into three 47-in. boards. The resulting six boards, from which we’ll choose our top, share similar grain and color. The remaining boards will be used for the aprons. The wood will cost you about $250.
A jointer, planer, tablesaw, bandsaw, router table, drill press and biscuit joiner are required for this project. You’ll also need a handful of standard router bits: a 3-wing slot cutter with arbor and bearing, a rabbeting bit, 3/8-in. and 1/4-in. straight bits, a flush-trim bit, and 1/4-in. and 1/8-in. round-over bits (see Sources, above). Even if you don’t own a mortising machine, you’ll want a pair of 3/8-in. and 1/4-in. mortising chisels to square all the holes and slots for the ebony.
York Fall Home Show
Dates: 10/31/2014 – 11/2/2014
UTZ Arena at the York Expo Center York
334 Carlisle Ave.
The Home Show is a consumer event designed for homeowners in all stages of remodeling, landscaping and decorating their homes. Each event includes hundreds of home improvement and landscaping exhibits with product demonstrations and sample interior and exterior vignettes. With a combination of new products and expert advice from the pros, the Home Show inspires homeowners with countless ideas on enhancing their home's comfort and functionality, as well as its aesthetic appeal and overall value.
Guaranty Fund Workshop - Maryland Home Improvement Commission
Dates: 11/20/2014 – 11/20/2014
Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation - 2nd floor conference room. Baltimore
500 North Calvert Street
DLLR's Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing Guaranty Fund Workshop - Maryland Home Improvement Commission The Maryland Home Improvement Commission offers a workshop to inform homeowner and contractors about the Guaranty Fund process. The free workshops are held on the 3rd Thursday of every odd-numbered month (January, March, May, July, September and November) at 2:00 p.m. at 500 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, in the 2nd floor conference room. Please use the Centre Street entrance. If you plan to file a claim, or have already filed a claim and would like more information about the claim review process, or if you are a contractor against whom a claim has been filed, this workshop will provide valuable information to you. The workshop will help participants learn more about the Guaranty Fund and the claim process. Please note that we will not discuss specific claims during the workshop.Pre-registration is not required. For more information, please send an email to email@example.com or call 410-230-6309. Who: Homeowners and Contractors What: Free workshop to learn about the MHIC Guaranty Fund process. When: The 3rd Thursday of every other month - (odd months only)January 16, 2014March 20, 2014May 15, 2014July 17, 2014September 18, 2014November 20, 2014 What Time: 2:00 PM until 3:15 PM Where: 500 North Calvert StreetBaltimore, Maryland 21202(Please use the Centre Street entrance) Why: To learn about the Guaranty Fund process and what a homeowner and contractor can expect after a claim is filed against the Guaranty Fund. We will answer these and other questions: What is the Fund? Who is eligible for the Fund?How much can I recover? What costs are not covered?How long does the process take? What is a small claim?What if the contractor files bankruptcy? What can I expect at a hearing?