Greene & Greene Tables | Darrell Peart
Greene & Greene Tables with Darrell Peart
In this class, you will learn about the Greene and Greene style and build two Rafter Tail Tables.
The table design is based on the rafter tails at the Gamble House in Pasadena, California, which reach beyond to support the roof. These tables rely upon G&G motifs and concepts and take a few sweet liberties.
Some basic style principles of Greene & Greene include subtle round-overs, soft edges, and setbacks where no two elements are on the same plane – one element is always proud of the other. This combination makes for beautifully soft depth and shadows.
You will construct one table in class and if time permits, a second one. The second table, if not complete, should be ready for assembly at home. There isn’t time in class to apply a finish.
When you register for the class, you’ll be asked to select what combination of tables you would like to make. You’ll be able to choose one of the following options.
- Option 1: two side tables
- Option 2: one side table, one coffee table
- Option 3: two coffee tables
Materials are provided by the School and prepared for the class, so we won’t be able to make last-minute changes or additions.
Key Learning Points:
- Basic slip tenon joinery
- How to make Greene and Greene style ebony plugs
- Half lap joinery
Workshop Days: Monday to Friday
Instruction Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
School Opens:. 8:30am – 6pm
Tools You Will Need