Furniture Inspired by Greene and Greene

Interest in the architecture and furniture design of the brother duo of Charles Sumner and Henry Mather Greene is starting to enjoy a renascence today.  Many of their homes built in California in the Early 20th century are museums today including the Gamble House in Pasadena.

I built these two pieces with the Greene and Greene style in mind.  They are made of solid Mahogany, the joinery is wedged through tenons and pinned tenons.  The  pins and wedges are made of wenge for a distinctive contrast.



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Solid mahogany bench with wedged through tenons for extra strength. The wenge plugs are reminiscent of the classic Greene and Greene style.


Notice the reinforced through tenons. This will insure that the joints will last for generations.

Foot Stool

Solid mahogany foot stool built to match the bench. The pillow on top was purchased first and the stool was sized to fit the pillow.


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