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JADobson

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351 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: cloud lift greene and greene planter mothers day

I’m making my wife some greene and greene inspired planters for Mother’s day. The planter will be six inches tall and I’m wondering how large I should make each ‘lift’. I should add that the box will only be two feet wide. I was thinking that 3/4” would be enough but does anyone know if Greene and Greene had specific proportions that they went with. Thanks

-- James


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Cosmicsniper

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#1 posted 351 days ago

Those dimensions definitely weren’t specific. They also used them in both straight and curves pieces alike. But yeah, 3/4” in that 2 ft. Span sounds reasonable. IIRC, that’s the dimension I used for the cloudlifts on this piece here:

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-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#2 posted 351 days ago

Thanks. That is one good looking side table by the way.

-- James

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Mark Kornell

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#3 posted 351 days ago

Just flipping through Robert Lang’s Shop Drawings for Greene & Greene Furniture, here are some of his measurements:

Gamble bookcase top rail (half-span, 20”): lift 3/8”
Thorsen serving table, lower rail, span 49”: lift 3/8”
Bolton Hall table, side apron, span 18”: lift 3/8”
Tichenor Bedroom chest, side upper rail, span approx 18”: double lift in 5/8”
Thorsen plant stand, apron, span 10 1/2”: lift 1/4” to 5/16”

Based on that sample, 3/8” would be about right.

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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JADobson

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#4 posted 350 days ago

Wow, that is really helpful Mark. Thanks.

I also found this website, http://cwis.usc.edu/dept/architecture/greeneandgreene/ It just gives basic dimensions but lots of ideas.

-- James

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JADobson

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#5 posted 325 days ago

If anyone is interested here are the final results:
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-- James

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mbs

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#6 posted 325 days ago

They look nice. I think you got the proportion right. I’m making a door and using 1” lift.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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