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One of the toughest aspects of being a furniture maker is the quest for one’s own distinctive style. It’s pretty tough to take a style as distinctive as Arts & Crafts or Greene & Greene and make it one’s own, but North Carolina craftsman Gregory Paolini has done just that.
When Paolini originally designed the side table at left, it was meant to mimic the signature elements of the Greene Bros. beloved style. And while it’s a handsome piece, it is rather derivative. In his upcoming Video Workshop series however, Greg tears the lid off of Greene & Greene and offers up a completely new, fresh taste on this classic style.
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I thought i was the only one who built furniture like that..
I loved the cabinet maker's triangle done with the Sharpie. Classic!
Ebonized biscuits would have added to the reality.
How did you make this video with your poker face? Must have been at least 150 takes?
Thanks for the kind words everyone. This was a blast to shoot, and Greg really ran with it! For the record, we are not chucking pocket-screws under the bus. They make very fast, strong joints, where appropriate. In fact, Greg owns the Kreg pocket-screw jig in the video, and uses it all the time.
That was hilarious guys! I needed a good laugh. I am however, just a bit dissapointed that you weren't doing the actaul G&G sidetable in the intro pics. It's beautiful!
And they said it couldn't be done: melding Greene & Greene and Ikea to create a fresh new style...
Loved the hand planed top!
Great way to cheer up an otherwise bleak day. Need a good laugh every now and then.......
Pretty funny. I did not know you could plane melamine like that. Sadly, I watched a PBS woodworking show just this past Saturday and pocket screws were used in much the same way. In fact the only kind of joinery used.
Who know that FWW had a sense of humor, and even serious woodworkers know how to have fun.
Where can I sign up to take the Melamine class????
You got us on the April Fool.
I absolutely love the artistry here. The avant garde and adventurous liberty taken to make a modern version of a stodgy and often formulaic classic. The exposed joinery is the crowning jewel. Well done gentleman. Well done. One question: was that one of those bald-caps that Norm had on in this video? Or did he really shave his head for April Fool's Day? Crazy New Yankee humor...
That was hilarious. Made me think of the goobers I have hired who show me pictures of the first table and then build something closer to the second. Loved it.
I find poplar easier and less expensive than melamine for my GnG mockups. That hardware looks like Craftsman style. That marriage isn't legal in Oregon. Sneezy
excellent, found this very amusing!!
Liked that one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wow such a beautiful little table!
When will the plans be out? My mother would love it!
Loved it, thanks Ed
You got me. not funny yes it was good one
Classic Greg & Greg style... Great stuff, guys!
LOL...that was funny, got me!!
M1FDS you need to step away from the coffee and lighten up a bit.
Better that most Walmart pieces. Nice AF vid.
"a whole nother level" Cutesy is a good approach to distract one from your message and onto how clever you appear to be. The data is already interesting enough what you have created is interesting enough but to resort to cutesy degrades the message. No offence is intended here this is just my opinion and my lack of understanding for the need of some to degrade the English language any more than it has already been.
I passed Pepsi through my nose!
Great tips on using Melamine. I can't wait to see how to properly stain it to get that finished look.
That was great! But also very sad, that was nearly identical to the kind of work I see everyday in the production cabinet shop I work in.
good job , had a good laugh
The perfect antithesis of G&G!
Every year I get sucked in, and you got me again. Nice. Just out of bed and not thinking clearly you had me thru the very sharp exposed joinery. That woke me up.
Are you guys suggesting that hand planing melamine isn't actual woodworking? I guess I'll have to hang up my shop apron. :-(
GOOD JOB, once in awhile we need it!
oh my god, I have been waiting for a project like this, I have a large stock pile of melamine board and have been trying to find the perfect project to use it on. Are those # 20's for the breadboard ends ? lmao
That was funny I thought your serious about it....I was surprised when you plane the melamine board hahaha...
That was fun to watch, can't wait for snack to be served, will they be sliders?
Divertente, ho dovuto guardare fino alla fine per ricordarmi che è il primo aprile
I can't wait!! What a innovative take on G&G!!!
The first hint of pocket screws made my skin crawl. Then I lol'ed.
What kind of food would Greene and Greene have served at their table?
I actually laughed out loud! Nice.
I was cutting some dovetails recently. Here are the tools that I use when I cut them with hand tools.
Fast, fun approach to making a comfortable, casual seat
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