Cabriole Leg: Draw Your Own
Learn to draw a cabriole leg design quickly.
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In this video workshop, woodworker and instructor Philip C. Lowe guides you step by step through his process for making the classic cabriole leg, a common feature on 18th-century furniture. Lowe starts with the drawing, and then demonstrates a few ways to conquer this leg.
In this episode Lowe gives the basic steps to drawing your own plans for a cabriole leg, giving you an opportunity to customize it.
Produced by: Gina Eide; Video by: John Ross; Editing by: Michael Dobsevage
Download the plan for the leg.
Philip C. Lowe was a long-time woodworker, who got his first taste of of the craft while serving in the Navy. He went on to become one of the most respected and well-known instructors in the country and operated his own school, the Furniture Institute of Massachusetts. Lowe passed away in January 2021. FWW published a tribute to him in issue #288 (April 2021). He…
Videos in the Series
Make a Cabriole LegAugust 7, 2012
Cabriole Leg: Turning the Pad FootAugust 7, 2012
Cabriole Leg: Bandsawing the Rough ShapeAugust 7, 2012
Cabriole Leg: Hand-ShapingAugust 7, 2012
Cabriole Leg: Making the Transition BlockAugust 7, 2012
Cabriole Leg: ConclusionAugust 7, 2012
Cabriole Leg: Draw Your OwnAugust 7, 2012