Optimum square part on tapered leg

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Forum topic by Bohaiboy posted 08-15-2017 07:13 PM 539 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-15-2017 07:13 PM

Project has 27” long legs, 1.75” x 1.75” on top. A 3 1/2” apron will be M&T to the leg. The leg will taper to 1” x 1” on two sides. The upper part of the leg is currently designed to be square for 4”. Is this a good distance or should it be 5”?

-- Tim, Houston, TX area

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#1 posted 08-15-2017 07:22 PM

Doesn’t matter, imo. The taper will be pretty
subtle and the eye won’t be drawn to the
transition. I would probably go closer to 4”
than 5” personally.

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#2 posted 08-15-2017 08:32 PM

The difference will be barely noticeable. Make a scaled drawing and see for yourself. Don’t obsess.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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