Build a Greene & Greene Blanket Chest

Post - July 15, 2013

blanket-chest It’s time to kick off the next Guild Build: The Greene & Greene Blanket Chest. On July 19th we’ll be starting off with a live virtual project tour at 9pm Eastern and you’re invited!

This session is open to the public!

Normally, Guild live sessions are for Guild members only but I thought it would be fun to let everyone get an inside look into the Guild Build process. Head to the Live Page on the day of the event to watch live.

Want to Build Along?

Subscribing Guild members will get this project for free and already have access. New members can either purchase the project directly A La Carte or simply purchase a 1-year Subscription (the best value) to gain access. Please keep in mind that once the project begins on the 19th, it will NOT be included with new subscriptions.


The project will feature numerous Greene & Greene techniques including finger joints, ebony plugs, arched handles, and breadboard ends. If you’re not a fan of the Greene & Greene style, you can simply leave the Greene & Greene details out and you’ll still have a beautiful and serviceable blanket chest. And for those of you who might be all-together tired of Greene & Greene, don’t worry. This is the last G&G project we’ll be doing for a while.

Historical Relevance

Charles and Henry Greene designed a series of “ultimate bungalows” in the early 1900’s and filled the houses with masterfully-designed furniture. Each house has it’s own special features and furniture pieces. The Thorsen House in Berkeley, Ca. was built by the Greenes in 1909 and is currently owned by the Sigma Phi fraternity. Much of the original furniture is either missing or in private collections. One piece that has yet to be reproduced is the blanket chest.

G&G expert and furniture-maker Darrell Peart, helped us design this chest with modern sensibilities in mind. You can build yourself a little piece of history by making a modern interpretation of the Thorsen House Blanket Chest.

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