My Thorsen Table Project #2: The "Cloud Lift" - I may get this thing done in time after all!

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Blog entry by schroeder posted 05-10-2007 11:06 PM 1486 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Woke up at about 2:30 this morning and all of a sudden realized how to do the cloud lift in the lattice work (I do that alot – wake up after pondering a problem and know just what I want to do) – anyhow, it worked okay! That was the last big hurdle holding me up.

I refit the drawer runners so they wouldn’t show, dry fit (again…seems like the 30th time) and started the inlay for the rest of the pieces ( which will take me awhile! ) I even found time to start the video tour of our shop (I put in the part showing one of the tables here). Then I had to go to work, but overall, it was a productive morning!

So this is what its going to look like ( I think!) – does this look proportionate?

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-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#1 posted 05-10-2007 11:41 PM

It looks great – traditional yet, at the same time, original.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 05-11-2007 12:10 AM

Very nice, the cloud lift makes your lattice work blend in with the apron.
Also, a great job with the video.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 05-11-2007 01:25 AM

awesome. Sure do love that “shelf”.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 05-11-2007 07:12 AM

schroeder great start! You have a whole lot done on this great project. It will end up a wonderful woodworking piece of art for sure. Thanks for sharing.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#5 posted 05-12-2007 03:01 AM

Very nice! Your lattice work adds a great sculptural element.

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#6 posted 05-12-2007 04:22 AM

Great way to put the cloud lift into your lattice work. Nice touch adding the video.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#7 posted 05-12-2007 05:25 AM

great way to make it your own… while keeping a bit of the original flavor.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#8 posted 05-12-2007 06:07 PM

Been reading for awhile now about cloud lift but I still don’t know what it is just that the piece always look nice. Does the cloud lift put a milky tone to the piece or just what is a cloud lift?


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#9 posted 05-13-2007 10:24 AM

The cloud lift refers to the cut in the aprons and the shelf that gives it the illusion that it is lifted up. If I’m mistaken, I appologize.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#10 posted 05-17-2007 09:43 PM

Diane – Oscorner is exactly correct.

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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