How To Use Stringing To Liven Up Table Legs
Add a traditional stringing pattern to a leg.
Synopsis: Learn to set stringing into the face of a table leg using Steve Latta’s expertise as a guide. He demonstrates how to lay out the design on the leg, cut the grooves for the stringing, slice, cut, and thickness the stringing, and finally, glue it into the grooves. Included are two options for managing the intersections between pieces of stringing—the run-by joint and the miter joint.
Setting stringing into the face of a table leg is a great way to give it visual vitality. The way I do it, all you need to get started is an image of a table leg with a design you like and a simple fixture to hold the workpiece. You’ll enlarge the photo until the width of the leg in the photo matches the width of the actual leg—in this case, 1-5⁄8 in. In doing so, you get a full-scale representation…