How to figure curve for legs for round table

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Forum topic by docspencer posted 05-29-2016 10:19 PM 566 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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05-29-2016 10:19 PM

My granddaughter has decided she wants a small round table with curved legs for the treehouse her dad is building. I plan on bent lamination for the legs. If I know the diameter of the top and the diameter of the smaller round shelf is there a way to figure out the curve for the legs? I can try and figure it out via trial and error but I thought some of you smart and talented folks might know a trick.

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#1 posted 05-29-2016 10:28 PM

Easiest method is to grab some plywood or MDF and draw a side view of the table and find the locations of the top and shelf. Then you just make a bow stick with a strip of thin wood and get the shape and position of the leg using that.

Of course I’d just use Sketchup do the essentially the same but I’m assuming you aren’t used to computer drawing. Pencil and plywood works fine though it’s slower.

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