Greene & Greene Style Rafter Tail Tables with Darrell Peart May 4-8, 2020


$825 tuition + $15 materials
Supplies: a cut list will be sent so you can BYOW

Key Points:
*Greene & Greene ebony pegs
*Floating tenons
*Concepts for adapting a style
*Basic jig/template making concepts
*Concepts common to all G&G details
*Adapting a basic design to a new use

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The Rafter Tail Tables are a good study in adaptation – both in utility and design. The basic concept of construction allows adaptation to a variety of uses simply by changing the length of the various parts. The design features original Greene & Greene Japanese motifs – but was adapted to include newly introduced Japanese elements as well. Students will have their choice of making two tables – either coffee table or end table. One will be assembled in class and one cut out but assembled only as far as time permits. The tops rest independently on the “rafter tail” supports and can be either wood (which would be made in class) or glass (which students would provide later). The basic design lends itself to many uses. But the “rafter tail” element can also be adapted to much more complex pieces. If students wish to continue with future variations of their own, Darrell will be glad to help advise and adapt in this fun week of talking woodworking, design, and Greene & Greene.