Duration: Six days
Class Size: Maximum of four students
Over the course of 6 days, you’ll build a Greene & Greene classic. This design is equally suited for use as an end table, nightstand, plant stand, and many other applications.
During this class, you’ll learn how to execute sturdy mortise and tenon joinery along with Greene & Greene signature details like cloud lifts, waterfall tapered legs, finger-jointed drawers, ebony splines, and square pillowed plugs. You’ll learn how to glue up solid wood tops and accommodate expansion and contraction with breadboard ends. We’ll also cover drawer construction, fitting, and hanging. And as always, there’ll be lots of tips and tricks related to techniques, set-ups, and processes.
The table dimensions are 26 ½” W, 21 3/8” D, and 28” H. Within reason, you’ll be able to adjust the height of your table to fit your specific needs. And we can also make some adjustment in the size of the top, if you choose. Please contact me before class to discuss specifics.
- Small square (2”, 3”, 4”, or 6”) – for marking and aligning joinery and for aligning square hole punches for ebony buttons. Both the double square style or the combination square work well. A 12” combination square will work too.
- Tape Measure
- Square Hole Punch Chisels from Lee Valley
- 3/16” (#50K59.03) with 9/64” standard twist drill bit (NOT brad point) at least 3 1/2” long.
- ¼” (#50K59.04) with 13/64” standard twist drill bit (NOT brad point). Standard length (about 3 ¾” long is perfect.
- 5/16” (#) with 17/64” standard twist drill bit (NOT brad point) Standard length (about 4 ¼”) is perfect.
- Standard steel headed claw hammer for punching square holes
- Small mallet with hard plastic head for setting ebony buttons, and bars. Like Stanley #57-594 available at most Home Centers or contractor supply houses. Mallets with smaller heads (1” or 3/4” diameter) and weighing 8 oz to 12 oz are best. Also called a Jeweler’s Hammer or Gunsmith’s Hammer.
- Small Saw for cutting ebony buttons and bars to length. Like #65573 Mini Dozuki saw or Zona #35-500 Fine Kerf Razor Saw from Rockler. Or #156736 Mini Dozuki saw from Woodcraft. Or from Lee Valley, #60T07.30, or #60T06.12, or #60T55.01. I’ll have several on hand if you don’t have one.
- Dental pick for cleaning out square holes for buttons (not necessary, but sometimes helpful.) Best shape is a fairly straight shank with a slight hook at the end.
- If you have a favorite style of hand sanding blocks, bring them.
- If you have room to pack a cordless drill, batteries, and charger, we never have too many.
- Helpful, but not a necessity- Saddle Square (#05N56.01) or Large Saddle Square (#05N56.10) from Lee Valley
- Rubber “tadpole” sanding pads. We’ll use 3/8 – ½” sizes. Like #145958 at Woodcraft or #54412 at Rockler or#68Z82.01 at Lee Valley.
- Most people find it helpful to have a notebook and/or a camera (cell phone cameras work fine) to record set-ups, jigs, clamping techniques, glue-ups, etc for future reference.
Contact George at (425) 753-4476 to enroll in this class or be put on a waiting list. Please call between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm (Pacific Time). If you reach my voicemail, please leave your phone number and an email address, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.