He 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 has rarely exact reproductions. Exploring new design work is where his passion lies, and 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 Home Furniture, Today’s Woodworker, Fine Woodworking, Woodwork, Popular Woodworking, American Woodworker, Woodworker West, Style 1900, British Woodworking, 360 Woodworking, The SAPFM Journal, and Australian Wood Review.
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