Greene and Greene Details I
A two day course with Darrell Peart

Furniture Making Series Level: Level II


In Darrell's words:

"My weekend workshop is a hands-on class for woodworkers. We will go step-by-step in the process of making the most common Greene and Greene details.

Darrell Peart is a Seattle based furniture maker and woodworking author, known for his Greene and Greene Style Furniture. 

Class Description:

The Greene & Greene pieces you'll make in this class

Everyone will build the sample piece shown here.

It's an informal atmosphere with a chance to talk woodworking and Greene and Greene. (Two of my favorite subjects!)"

Topics covered in the class are:

  • Blacker brackets (seen in photo)
  • Breadboard construction
  • Exposed ebony spline
  • Proud ebony plugs
  • Cloud lifts
  • Leg indent detail


This is the recommended tool list that you should have if you plan to build Greene and Greene details on your furniture. The school has the layout tools and mallets. Darrell has a small collection of the templates and small chisels that you can use in class if you want to defer your purchases.

These tools are primarily for the layout and tuning of the details. Darrell teaches you how to use routers and other power tools for most of the work.  He also shows you how to build jigs and templates.

  • Square drafting template (imperial if possible) - obtainable here
  • Radius guide - obtainable here
  • Mallet
  • Lee Valley Hole Punches -  3/16"  - 1/4"  and 5/16" hole punches.
    or bring:
    • Chisels (updated):
      • The small hand chisels maybe a little clean-up. If you have a 1/4" or 1/8" chisel it might be worth bringing. 
  • 1/4" dowel points
  • White colored pencil
  • Small flush cutting handsaw
  • Layout tools:
    • Tape measure
    • Combination square,
    • Sharp pencil & eraser

Safety Gear:

Please bring personal safety gear - a well fitting dust mask, ear protection and goggles or glasses with polycarbonate lenses. For more details - please read our recommendations for safety gear.

What else to bring

Feel free to use a camera to make a visual record of the jigs and setups that you use in class.

We encourage you to bring a notebook and a pen or pencil


In this class you will use routers, bandsaws and a variety of power sanders. You should be comfortable with the use of these tools.  

Our safety policies and workshop manual are available on-line. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Class Information and Registration

Class starts at 9:00am on the first day.

Please read our What to Expect page for general information about the School.

Please also read our Registration Policy.

Class size: 14
Cost: $325
Materials Charge: $75

2014 Class:

When you click on the Register link you will be able to register for the class or, if the class is full, sign up for the wait list.

April 12 - 13, 2014 Greene and Greene I Register

Note: Darrell teaches Greene and Greene Details II on May 3-4, 2014. These courses do not need to be taken sequentially - they are standalone.

If you'd like to ask questions - please feel free to contact  us - (360) 344-4455 or by email.

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