In this compilation of articles from Popular Woodworking Magazine, you'll find six articles to help you put your best foot (and leg) forward:
"4 Ways to Make Tapered Legs,"
Kenneth Neer, Glen D. Huey, Robert W. Lang, and Chris Schwarz have teamed up to find the best method for making tapered legs. They explore a method using a thickness planer and a jig, a jointer method, using a table saw, and using a band saw.
"Make Your First Cabriole Leg,"
The Queen Anne side table is a personal favorite of Glen Huey's mainly for the elegant shape of its cabriole legs. Using only a template, a band saw, and a little lathe work, you'll learn how to create this classic furniture detail.
"Contemporary Cabriole Legs,"
Jeff Miller couldn't quite find a modern interpretation of cabriole legs that captured the design he had in mind, so he made his own. In his article, he shows you his new approach to this traditional design element.
"Spice Box with Ogee Bracket Feet,"
Arched-door boxes aren't particularly unusual, but it isn't often that you find a double-arched door. Glen D. Huey has written a piece on building a spice box that has plenty of secrets behind its double-arched door.
"A Trio of Trifids"
Charles Bender knows a thing or two about high style, and he shares his knowledge in "A Trio of Trifids." After you've shaped your cabriole leg, Charles shows you three unique variations of this carved foot to really elevate the leg's style.
"Carve a Ball & Claw."
Adam Cherubini has been busy working on his Philadelphia-style Chippendale chair, and he's now ready to carve the legs. But there aren't many chairs like his out there. So Adam teamed up with the Philadelphia Museum of Art's master carver and conservator Chris Storb to carve the Philadelphia-style ball and claw.