G&G Desks…Finished at Last!
I have finally finished the “almost” matching pair of Greene & Greene inspired desks for my wife and me. The photos below are of my G&G desk #2, made based on the Aurora desk by Darrell Peart at www.furnituremaker.com. Darrell sells the plans for this desk at American Furniture Design website.
My desks are made from African mahogany and ebony. I finished this one with General Finishes brand Arm-R-Seal that I tinted with a little General Finishes “warm cherry” stain.
These took almost 2 years to complete because other small projects kept intruding and I would get distracted away from the desks. I am very glad to be done!
I started these desks before Darrell had his plans for sale, so after emailing him for permission, I made my own drawings to build my desk. During the two long years of work, Darrell’s plans hit the market and I bought a set of the plans. Boy would I have saved time if I had those from the start!!
My drawings were very close to Darrell’s dimensions, but were off just enough to make it impossible for me to follow his plans exactly. Since I had already started cutting parts to my dimensions, I stuck with my plans and only used Darrell’s plans for reference.
My shop now looks huge without these two desks sitting in the middle of it as they have been for a long time now.
Photos below are of G&G desk #2. As I said in my recent posts, G&G desk #1 came out darker than I’d like (it was done with aniline dye). I will post photos of that desk soon.
G&G drawer detail
G&G drawer joint