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Forum topic by Andybb posted 12-16-2018 08:33 PM 412 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-16-2018 08:33 PM

A coworker’s mom is coming to visit for the holidays and he just moved into a new apt and has limited furniture. He needs a nightstand to go beside her bed. In a moment of weakness I volunteered to make one for him. Coming up with a top is no problem but I need some quick and easy leg ideas. Maybe just some tapered and stained 2×4’s with an apron and pocket screws?

Just thinking out loud.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#1 posted 12-16-2018 08:37 PM

Yellow pine 4×4s cut into cabriole legs.


Hard to beat tapered legs

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#2 posted 12-16-2018 09:01 PM

Yeah! That’s what I’m thinkin’. Wipe them down with some stain and Bob’s your mothers brother.

Or, maybe I tell him to go to Ikea.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#3 posted 12-16-2018 10:16 PM

Depends on tools and materials in hand.

Cabriolet legs with a spokeshave and a scraper can go quick if there no stops in the curves.

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#4 posted 12-16-2018 10:27 PM

If I do anything I’ll throw them in the taper jig. But I just realized that this is only going to make my Xmas more stressful. I just apologized and told him to go to Ikea and pick up a $25 side table. In the words of George Bush, “Not gonna do it”.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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