|Forum topic by wooderson||posted 11-06-2012 06:40 PM||1084 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
11-06-2012 06:40 PM
I am about to get started building a sofa and I have a small problem I need to figure out.
As you can see from the picture, the back legs have a nice little curve in them. The armrests also have a curve. This is the problem. I’m thinking I need a band saw to make a cut like this. I am planning on using red oak to build the sofa. The legs will be 2 1/4” x 2 1/4”. To get this thickness I am planning to glue three pieces of 3/4” thickness together. Then I’d use the band saw to cut the wood to shape. Problem is, I don’t own a band saw. I haven’t been able to find a rental shop that carries them, and I can’t imagine spending $500 for a descent one (I’m pretty sure the $129 Ryobi at Home Depot won’t make it thru 2 1/4” of red oak) at this point. Anybody got any good input on this one? I’d appreciate any ideas at all.