Randy’s Greene & Greene Style Frame

Viewer Project - By Randy Braaten from Phoenix, AZ
Added on May 13, 2013

I thought the style of the custom leaded glass panel my wife designed and made would be complemented by a Greene & Greene style frame. I have framed many of her pieces and designed them to be hung in a window. This time I wanted to do something a little different and designed the piece to act as a divider between our entryway and dining room.

I made this hanging room divider from genuine mahogany. The finish is a mixture of sedona red and rich mahogany oil based stain topped with three coats of oil/varnish blend hand rubbed in. The hanging hardware is forged from 3/8″ bar stock, it is twisted in the center and a hook formed at each end. The eye hooks attached to the frame and ceiling support were formed around a 3/4″ pipe and welded closed. 16GA copper wire was wrapped around the bar and tarnished green with patina.

The triple relief in the ceiling piece was inspired by a detail from the Thorsen House dining room as shown in Darrel Peart’s book and the hidden mitered mortise & tenon corners came from Tage Frid. The pillowed buttons are made from Caco de Negro instead of Ebony.