Queen Anne table legs
August 3, 2011
The legs are too short. I am going to try make longer ones, but I don’t know how to do this really
I decided to use beech (reclaimed) as it is a good wood for legs and for turning. After making some full size drawings I started to turn the beech on the lathe, keeping the outer shapes
Next step was on the bandsaw. I roughshaped the legs by cutting pieces off – good fun!
I ended up with these four which are almost the same shape now. That was one of my main objectives. In this photo I turned them each on to different sides
Then I used the beltsander for finer modelling
Sanding and shaping: bandsaw, beltsander, sander and sandpaper
I glued sidepieces on the top sides to make a corner, cut and sanded those with the shape of the legs. I used oak for the frame
I coloured the legs so they fit with the tabletop and added a few layers of shellac
I waxed the top put it all together: …and let’s dance!