Arts & Crafts Bookcase – Idea for Stained Glass

I spent several hours over the past couple of days trolling through the Greene & Greene Virtual Archives, mostly exploring but also looking for inspiration for the stained glass and inlay for this “Mission-ish” bookcase I’m designing.  I found some interesting bits in the files for the Earl C. Anthony house, including some drawings for various stained glass panels.  I’ve adapted one to work in the doors on the cabinet.

This is just a crop-and-paste of the original image, the horizontal ribbons need to be places at the location where the shelves are, and I have to do all of the fussy detail layout for the glass cuts.  At least if I want to do full scale patterns in SolidWorks.

I think this has possibilities.  I’ll probably do a simple mockup of one or two other ideas I have before investing a lot of time in the CAD layout.

Bookcase with one Greene & Greene-designed stained glass.

Bookcase with one Greene & Greene-designed stained glass.

I also thought about adapting the design for the curtain pattern from the same house for the inlay, this is the pattern from the archives:

Charles Greene's design for the fabric for the curtains for the Anthony house, maybe this could be done as an inlay in the backsplash?

Charles Greene’s design for the fabric for the curtains for the Anthony house, maybe this could be done as an inlay in the backsplash?

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2 thoughts on “Arts & Crafts Bookcase – Idea for Stained Glass

  1. I like the ribbon design for the glass. I like the first one too but with the ribbon one you can avoid having to line up the horizontals with the shelves. I think the backspashes should have an inlay that is longer than it is wider – ie more horizontal to fit with where it’s going.

  2. Pingback: Arts & Crafts Bookcase – Another Option | McGlynn on Making

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