Convex legs or reverse taper?

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Forum topic by crzipilot posted 11-05-2014 04:16 PM 566 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-05-2014 04:16 PM

Ok, fairly new to wood work. I’ve done some little projects and expanding as I go along. Wanting to step up and get into the harder woods (have done pine/poplar side tables, doll house, entertainment center, bakers rack, toy box, book shelf, etc etc)

Anyways, wife bought a bed, it was on clearance at a higher end store and they marked it down lower than what I thought I could buy the wood for. The rest of the items I told her I wanted to build. Putting in a lot of different ideas to customize our bedroom.

One look we like, convex legs, and with my searching haven’t really seen a jig / process to make them. So any ideas….how to do this?

Pic won’t embed so here’s a link….

The other idea, that would go with the bed and seems easier than a convex curve would be to do a reverse taper on the legs of the nightstands, dresser, and chest.

Any ideas? The legs look like maybe 8/4 stock tapered down to 4/4 on the ends?

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#1 posted 11-05-2014 05:05 PM

Very simple to draw the curves and cut them on a bandsaw, then plane them smooth w/ hand planes. I would double stick tape them together and do them 2 at a time.

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#2 posted 11-06-2014 12:02 AM

I’ll try it out, haven’t played with a bandsaw but father in law has one or two I’m going to have to go see what shape they are in…...

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