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Greene & Greene Furniture

Greene & Greene Furniture

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David Mathias
BETTERWAY HOME
CINCINNATI, OHIO
www.popularwoodworking.com
Greene & Greene Furniture
 Poems of Wood & Light 
 
GREENE & GREENE FURNITURE. Copyright © 2010by David Mathias. Printed and bound in China.All rights reserved. No part of this book may bereproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means including information storageand retrieval systems without permission in writingfrom the publisher, except by a reviewer, who may quote brief passages in a review. Published by Popular Woodworking Books, an imprint of F+W Media, Inc., 4700 East Galbraith Road, Cincinnati,Ohio, 45236. (800) 289-0963. First edition.Distributed in Canada by Fraser Direct100 Armstrong AvenueGeorgetown, Ontario L7G 5S4CanadaDistributed in the U.K. and Europe by David & CharlesBrunel HouseNewton AbbotDevon TQ12 4PUEngland Tel: (+44) 1626 323200Fax: (+44) 1626 323319E-mail: postmaster@davidandcharles.co.uk Distributed in Australia by Capricorn Link P.O. Box 704Windsor, NSW 2756AustraliaVisit our Web site at www.popularwoodworking.com.Other fine Popular Woodworking Books are availablefrom your local bookstore or direct from thepublisher.14 13 12 11 10 5 4 3 2 1Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataMathias, David. Greene & Greene furniture : poems of wood & light /by David Mathias. p. cm. Includes index. ISBN 978-1-4403-0299-2 (hardcover : alk. paper) 1. Greene & Greene. 2. Arts and crafts movement--California. 3. Furniture design--California--History--20th century. I. Title. II. Title: Greene & Greenefurniture : poems of wood & light. NK2439.G76M38 2010 728’.370922794--dc22 2010008546Acquisitions Editor: David ThielSenior Editor: Jim Stack Designer: Brian RoethProduction Coordinator: Mark GriffinREAD THIS IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE  To prevent accidents, keep safety in mind whileyou work. Use the safety guards installed on power equipment; they are for your protection.When working on power equipment, keepfingers away from saw blades, wear safety goggles to prevent injuries from flying wood chips and sawdust,wear hearing protection and consider installinga dust vacuum to reduce the amount of airbornesawdust in your woodshop.Don’t wear loose clothing, such as neckties or shirts with loose sleeves, or jewelry, such as rings,necklaces or bracelets, when working on power equipment. Tie back long hair to prevent it from getting caught in your equipment.People who are sensitive to certain chemicals should check the chemical content of any product before using it.Due to the variability of local conditions,construction materials, skill levels, etc., neither theauthor nor Popular Woodworking Books assumes any responsibility for any accidents, injuries, damages or other losses incurred resulting from the material presented in this book. The authors and editors who compiled this book have tried to make the contents as accurate and correct as possible. Plans, illustrations, photographs and text have been carefully checked. All instructions,plans and projects should be carefully read, studied and understood before beginning construction.Prices listed for supplies and equipment werecurrent at the time of publication and are subject to change.METRIC CONVERSION CHART TO CONVERT TO MULTIPLY BYInches ..............Centimeters ................2.54Centimeters ...........Inches ....................0.4Feet ................Centimeters ................30.5Centimeters ............Feet ....................0.03Yards ..................Meters ....................0.9Meters.................Yards .....................1.1
About the Author
David Mathias (pictured at left with the original entry mirror from the Blacker house) recently abandoned computer science for the full-time pursuit of writing and photography. His interests include woodworking which led him to the Arts & Crafts movement in gen-eral and Greene & Greene in particular. He has built a number of furniture pieces inspired by the Greenes and Gustav Stickley. David’s magazine articles on Greene & Greene gave him the opportunity to visit and study many Greene & Greene homes including the Gamble, Blacker, Robinson, Ford and Thorsen houses. His photos and articles were the seed for this book. David lives near Vevey, Switzerland, with his wife Patty and sons Dylan and Zachary.

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