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Forum topic by Damian Penney posted 04-13-2011 05:51 PM 819 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Damian Penney

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04-13-2011 05:51 PM

So I’m finally moving forwards with my sideboard build and was wondering what your favorite styling touches are with regards to legs. I’m thinking along the lines of the shallow you see on greene & greene – just something to elevate them beyond square sticks (which is what they are currently) I have about 5” below the rail that I can taper – but a straight taper, a curve – some inlay.

Anyway I hope you get the idea – any input welcome.

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#1 posted 04-13-2011 06:17 PM

A taper always adds a touch of elegance to a piece. I’ve made a few pieces with little feet that add some character too. Fluting on the legs adds some nice detail. Depending on the design/dimensions, straight legs can end up coming across like “cankles” on some pieces. All depends on the look you’re after.

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#2 posted 04-13-2011 09:38 PM

Thanks for the examples – all good food for thought. I’ll most likely incorporate a slight taper and flutes are something to ponder – I like the ones in the pic that end at different heights.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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