|Forum topic by Mammatus||posted 159 days ago||500 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
159 days ago
OK – I’m building this table for my mom from a beautiful slice of a maple tree that was cut down on her property a few years ago. I finally got around to chiseling off all the bark and sanding it to a beautiful, smooth surface.
I’m trying to figure out how to design the legs. A few months ago I built a small play table for my daughters and I’m borrowing from the design of that to build similar legs for this table out of 3/4” stock.
With this new table, I have come up with two possible designs. I like the fact that the maple slice is not symmetric – on one side, it has a much steeper slope rather than just a 90-degree edge. I’d like to mimic that asymmetry in the legs, so I came up with this plan which would have the legs sort of mimic the angle of the slab. Note that only one of the three legs would have that exaggerated angle…the other three would all be just a few degrees off of vertical. That is option #1. Alternatively, I could just make all four legs be symmetric; that is Option #2.
I’ve mocked up the legs with some spare hardboard so I could get an idea of what the finished product might look like (note the finished legs will be thicker and a lighter shade more closely matching the maple top). So , I turn to you: Which of the two options do you like better: