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Building a Greene & Greene-Style Picture Frame

By: Phil Huber
Phil shows the step-by-step process to build his version of the Greene & Greene picture frame - from the joinery, to the decorative plugs and even applying a finish.

There’s nothing quite like the distinctive look of Greene & Greene homes and the furniture that resides there. Yes, the brothers Charles and Henry Greene designed most of the furniture and even light fixtures for their homes. To keep the harmony flowing, all the early pieces were built by another set of brothers, Peter and John Hall who clearly understood how to weave the magical details into each of the many unique and beautiful specimens.

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Our picture frame boasts some of those classic details. The ubiquitous cloud lift that you see in the rails. The organic offset that lies between the rails and stiles, gracefully shunning square corners. Last, but far from least, the contrasting dash and dot of the ebony plugs and splines. So that’s the Arts & Crafts lay of the land for this project, see you in the shop.

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You can get the complete, step-by-step plans to build the Greene & Greene Picture Frame from

Published: Feb. 17, 2023
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