|Project by Mark Smith||posted 10-31-2012 03:15 AM||3148 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
These table legs are made from fine white oak. As you can see in the photograph the wood varies in color from white to dark, but the dark porition is not as dark as the photograph makes it look. Because of the dark pieces this set of legs would probably look best with a darker stain.
The legs feature a sqaured top with pre-cut mortise, a rope spiral with 3 starts, and a contour tapered bottom. These legs have a 3” diameter and are 32” long and were cut on a CNC lathe. The bottom 4” of each leg is a straight 1 3/4” diameter round section that is designed for you to cut to the desired length. A 32” leg would mean the table top would be 33” or more inches which is tall for a kitchen table. So these legs can be easily cut down to 28” to make a 29” table.
The top sqaure portion of each leg is 3” wide by 4” tall. I have also cut 1/2” wide by 2 1/2” long by 3/4” deep mortises on two 90 degree sides of each leg. You can attach up to a 4” wide rail with a tenon you cut.
-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA., http://www.markscustomwoodcrafts.com