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Forum topic by Joel_B posted 10-28-2014 09:06 PM 827 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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10-28-2014 09:06 PM

I am thinking of building this out of Cherry:

But I want the legs to be tapered like this:

Should a make the legs from a solid block of wood, or glue several pieces together?
Or I could horizontally stack and glue a bunch of 1” or 2” thick pieces together and then cut the taper.


-- Joel, Encinitas, CA

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#1 posted 10-28-2014 10:03 PM

If you have the wood, I’d go with the solid legs. Barring that, glued up. Last option would be a stack. I think it’s just a matter of aesthetics. Structurally, as long as they’re attached sufficiently, they’ll all hold the bed up.

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