Greene & Greene "Peart Style" Blanket Chest with Reid Anderson October 3 - 7, 2022

about this workshop

In this workshop students will make a Greene & Greene style blanket Chest. A chest of this size lends itself to a variety of uses other than storing blankets – coffee table – toy chest – hope chest – memorial chest – or as we did at our house, a chest to store the games for the game table. By the end of the project students will have expanded their experience with several classic G&G design elements such as making and inserting ebony plugs, bread board ends with ebony spline, proud finger joints as well as the strap detail. The finger joints for the case will be machined using a routing template while the fingers for the base will be routed with a multi-router. All parts of the top (lid) will be made from solid wood so strategies for dealing with wood movement will be covered thoroughly. There will be plenty of hand sanding to soften the ends of the fingered joints. By the end of the week students should have a finished (or nearly so) piece of furniture, although you may elect to forgo final assembly, so the parts will lay flat for shipping. This will be an enjoyable week to build a piece of furniture in a relaxed atmosphere and talk about G&G and woodworking in general. Reid worked with Darrell Peart for years, so his experience with this project is immeasurable.

Unique Instructor Reid Anderson

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$895 tuition + $60 materials
supplies; a cut list will be sent so you can BYOW

Key Points:
*Greene & Greene style ebony splines
*Greene & Greene style finger joints
*Cutting and fitting
*Creating the soft “pillow” shape
*Ebony plugs
*Machining and polishing the plugs
*Punching the holes
*“Strap” detail
*Breadboard ends and solid wood movement

Workshop Days: Monday to Friday
Instruction Time: 8:00am – 6:00pm (EST)
Note: During the work week, the shop remains open after 6:00 p.m. for handwork, design, research, catch-up work and socializing.



Greene & Greene "Peart Style" Blanket Chest with Reid Anderson October 3 - 7, 2022


Availability: Open

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