|Forum topic by Bucktane||posted 01-14-2011 11:35 PM||2737 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
01-14-2011 11:35 PM
Was hoping for some design help. I am tyring to design and then construct a set of pilasters and capital for a dining room. Each component will have recessed panels. I am stuck designing a curve on the rails. Was hoping someone may have some suggestions on the best material and approach to creating the curved rail.
I have used my router to create arched doorways and was think of using a similar approach and then on a board large enough to shape out the required rail, but then when joing with a straight stile you get into a curved miter, which sounds painful.
Another approcah I was considerating was using a router/jigsaw to creat the face frame out of 3/4 mdf as this will be paintgrade project.
I am attaching the rough design in sketchup for a visual. Would appreciate any suggestions as this one has me stumped.
The face frames are 2”x2”x3/4” poplar. The pilaster is approximately 9’ and the curved section would be approximately 30” accross the horizontal/rail.