Curved Stretcher Adds Grace and Legroom
Leaving the stock extra long until the last moment can compensate for unforeseen discrepancies
Furniture maker Mark Edmundson explains how to make a bent-laminated curved stretcher that can lend graceful lines as well as ample legroom to a table or desk. Step-by-step instructions detail laying out the curve, preparing the form, gluing the lamination, selecting the joinery, cutting the splice joints, and finally, gluing the stretcher to the legs.
From Fine Woodworking #176