Cabriole Legs

We kept our cabriole legs as simple as possible. But there are a few things you will need to make them.

turning blanks. We cut our cabriole legs from turning blanks. These 3" x 3" blanks often come rough, so you may have to square them up before you can begin, see the mail order sources listed at right tools. There isn't much shaping to do on these legs, but what little shaping there is will go easier with a good cabinet or patternmaker's rasp and a half-round wood file, see sources at right pre-made legs. You can build both of the cabriole leg projects in this issue without having to build the legs. We designed the projects so you can buy premade legs, see the sources listed at right.

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