I am curently working on a arts and crafts table, and the legs need to be
tapered, thick at the bottom and thinner at the top, most of the other
tables I have made have been tapered the other way, and on two faces of the
leg only, and I was wondering if that would still be the case for the arts
and crafts table leg...a taper on on face...or two....or it is really just
a matter of personal opinion? Thanks for you thoughts and ideas...
Although I am by no means an expert, all the A&C furniture I have seen with
tapered legs, has the leg set at a 45 degree angle to the table and the
taper is on the "inside" of the leg only with the "outside" being
perpendicular to the floor. Here's a site with examples.
Hope this helps
There is no "correct way" to taper, only traditional. Personally, I
think that legs thick at the bottom would give a strange look to a
table. Legs tapered on all sides look a little odd too, but not so
I felt the same way as well...that the legs would look odd, making the
piece seem heavy, and low slung, but after seeing many arts and crafts
pieces, and some with an asian influence I think that the legs combined
with a heavy top, will tend to balance each other, the tapers draw the
eye up towards the top, and more than likely to the objects on the
Thanks for your thoughts...
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