|Project by OnTheFly||posted 07-17-2013 03:28 PM||981 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
Three months into woodworking, this was my 4th project. For a guy with no experience and no family background in woodworking, I’m shocked that I could do this. However, I see A LOT of flaws that I didn’t know that I was doing wrong. Nevertheless, the project was so much fun and has served to encourage me to do research, take classes, learn from guys that are really good and move on to build nicer things!
For guys new to woodworking, Charles Neil has a free video that shows you how to cut the cabriole legs- It’s a lot easier than you would think.
The idea came from a night stand table that I thought I could change a bit to make fancy bar stools to fill this space in my kitchen. One of the major hurdles (which has not been solved, YET) was what to do for foot rests. I think four bars, stretchers, rails (whatever they should be called) connecting the legs would be too simple of a look for this stool. I guess if a good idea ever comes to me, I’ll figure out how to go back and add them in. All in all, I feel that they are more for show than for function. Since completing this project, I have learned a lot about designing and using cabriole legs in your work (including reading Jeffery Greene’s book: American Furniture of the 18th Century); thus, I now realize that there are a lot of things wrong with this design. Nevertheless, it was a great, fun project!
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.