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#1 posted 06-13-2010 01:01 AM


The design issue here is not taper vs round, it’s proportions. Because the edge of the corner of the taper will make the taper leg ‘read’ more massive than the round leg you must adjust the proportion of the tapered leg to offset this reading. For example, in comparing the size of the tapered leg with the circular leg the circle should inscribe the square (at it’s largest dimension). Thus when you look at the broadest dimension of the tapered leg (across it’s diagonal) it will the same size as the round leg. Also, the lack of profiling of the tapered leg doesn’t allow any visual relief to the mass (something the round leg as quite a bit of). If you would further develop the design to include a foot and a transition to the apron it would further reduce the visual mass.

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