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Garrett Hacks shows you how to construct a beautiful splay-legged table in our latest free plan download. Download the free woodworking plan.
Sooner or later, most woodworkers will grow tired of producing the same old straight legs on their tables. For those craftsman and women out there ready to take their skills up a notch, this small table offers an excellent lesson in the production of legs that not only splay outward, but taper as well.
With subtle details like cockbeading arount the underside of all four aprons and an under-beveled top that fools the eye into thinking it’s thinner and lighter than it really is, Garrett Hack’s Splay-Legged Table oozes gracefulness.
Word to the wise-take a stab at Garrett’s techniques now, because we’re hard at work on a new Video Workshop series that might be incorporating similar techniques!
The angle of the splay all depends upon the angle of the mortise shoulder. Garrett shows you how.
Learn a great trick for cutting tapers using a leg pattern that doubles as a tapering jig for the bandsaw.
CLICK HERE to download the free PDF article and woodworking plan for Hack’s Splay-Legged Table.
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This small table is big on details, including splayed legs with a graceful taper, cockbeading on all the aprons, and a subtle underbevel to the top. Download the free woodworking plan.
You'll learn about a variety of techniques, including Garrett's no-waste method for leg production. Download the free woodworking plan.
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The Wood Garrett used is Walnut
The wood for the legs is not familiar to me, does anyone know what Garret is using for the legs?
My wife has seen the PDF I downloaded:
"That'll make a nice bedside table" says she.
I guess I'm building a couple of Splay-legged Tables then
I built this table in sept, 09.I built it from the article and used the same technique for the legs.It worked like a charm and the table turned out beautiful.It was my first real project.
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