|Forum topic by LiveEdge||posted 12-18-2013 10:36 PM||1516 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
12-18-2013 10:36 PM
Hey everybody! First time poster, but I’m hoping to become more of a regular. I come from a long line of woodworkers and so have some skill/knowledge but not nearly enough. I’ve picked woodworking up again after I finally got a decent table saw. I’ve been working on smaller projects with the goal of building my skills before attempting a dining room table.
Enough about me. Here’s my question.
I like the mission style and came across this table that I may use for inspiration. (picture) I noticed the legs widen at the base in two directions and wondered the best way to go about accomplishing a similar look. Can one simply build up some material around the leg and then proceed to cut it down and shape it or are you stuck starting with a wide post and cutting it down along the length except for the flare at the bottom?
Probably a basic question, but, you know, the whole measure twice, cut once thing…
Thanks for the help!