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Arts & Crafts Style: Greene & Greene Details

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Create timeless Greene & Greene details that instantly elevate your handcrafted tables, chairs, cabinets and more.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Dale Barnard
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Class Overview

Learn the history behind this popular style of Arts and Crafts design from Greene & Greene expert Dale Barnard. Then, jump into your first decorative detail: cloud lifts. Use cloud lift patterns, cut accurate shapes, smooth cut marks and more, for a beautiful addition to any piece. Next, create elegant ebony plugs to hide screw holes or as a purely decorative element. Get helpful tips for cutting square mortises, using a mortise machine and achieving clean edges with punches. Then, add gorgeous detail to your tabletop with breadboard ends and decorative splines. Plus, learn a new way to make breadboard ends with ease. Lighten up with pierced aprons as you work with a collar on your router and learn how to remove router burns in a flash. Add continuity and beauty to tables and chairs with low-leg indents, and craft flawlessly fitting finger joints. You'll even make and install uniquely Greene & Greene cabinetry accents: sculpted drawer handles!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Class Overview & Cloud Lifts
Meet your instructor, woodworker and professional instructor Dale Barnard, as he offers a history into the distinctive Greene & Greene style that adds a touch of East Asian aesthetic to the Arts and Crafts movement. Learn about the seven distinctive and quintessential design details you'll tackle in this class, then jump right into your first: cloud lifts. Use a template and gather professional tips for using a bandsaw, rasp and a spindle sander. Find out what to do if you experience router burn and learn about the other ways you can create cloud lifts, including using a Forstner bit.
2. Ebony Plugs
3. Breadboard Ends & Splines
4. Pierced Aprons
5. Low-Leg Indents
6. Finger Joints
7. Sculpted Drawer Handles

Taught by

Dale Barnard
Dale Barnard
Dale Barnard has been named one of the top woodworkers in the country by Popular Woodworking magazine. During his expansive career, he has worked in the fields of carpentry, home building, cabinetry, architectural millwork, antique repair and craftsmen furniture. His work has been featured on HGTV's Modern Masters. Dale also owns and operates the Barnard Woodworking School out of his shop in Paoli, Indiana.

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