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Forum topic by sel posted 10-23-2009 02:06 AM 1247 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-23-2009 02:06 AM

Is there a standard relationship/ratio between the height and width of bracket feet for a commode? I am copying a bath room commode from a magazine picture and it is impossible to tell what the relationship between the width and height of the feet is. I am making the feet between 4 and 5 inches in height. The foot will be in the same vertical plane as (ie, flush with) the face of the piece. Another question is: should I make the feet separately and then join them to the carcass or should I just extend the face panel to the floor and cut the feet out of it, thus resulting in one piece construction (at least with respect to the front).

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#1 posted 07-14-2010 12:56 AM

I don’t know if there is a standard (books could be filled with the stuff I don’t know :-), but I think as long as it looks in proportion it should be okay. Is there sufficient toe space if you carry the face panel straight to the floor?

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#2 posted 07-14-2010 11:36 PM

Take a look at these and see if this helps, it looks like they give some measurements.

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#3 posted 07-15-2010 02:25 AM

I think it’s a totally aesthetic issue. Some bun/bracket feet are wider than they are tall, some Shaker legs are taller than they are wide, and some Arts & Crafts feet span the entire width with a pleasing curve. Norm made some nice feet, just do a search on for “chest”.

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