All the pieces of furniture in the Bedroom Gallery were designed by Darrell Peart. They are rich in Greene and Greene Style details such as ebony pegs, cloud-lifts, and exposed joinery.
Darrell’s Unique Elements
To the mix Darrell has added some of his own elements, such as the “strap” and the corbeled legs. Both details function to enhance the visual weight of the piece. For more on this see Darrell’s 2015 Popular Woodworking article. “Gravity by Design”
The use of the cloud-lift on an arched rail is a component Darrell conceived many years ago. It is often imitated. The path of the arch creates alluring shapes on the effected drawers fronts.
The Fremont Chest of Drawers, Dresser, Nightstand, and Bed are a part of a suite and often ordered together.
Darrell is semiretired now but still accepts some smaller commissions and design work. Large commissions can be ordered through George Knutson or Nathan Jenkins (Darrell’s former employees). Custom sizing and wood choices are welcome.
Plans for Woodworkers
If you are a woodworker and would like to build some of these pieces plans are available :
Detailed video instruction for building the Fremont Chest of Drawers and the Fremont Nightstand are available at the Wood Whisper’s Guild.
Darrell’s article for Fine Woodworking Magazine on building the Blanket Chest.
Darrell’s article (Woodwork Magazine) for the Arched Aurora Nightstand is free and can be downloaded here.
Darrell’s article (Woodwork Magazine) for the Elliptical Table is free and can be downloaded here.