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Bob Ballard

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Subject : Substrate for Shaped Legs
Posted : 2018-10-09 3:57 PM
Post #37825

I am in the process of building some furniture for a client and want to veneer the shaped legs as opposed to using solid stock. I am looking for a good substrate material that is dimensionally stable yet strong and can withstand the wear and tear of a furniture leg. The leg is 36" tall and 1-3/4" at its widest point.
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craig tufankjian

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Subject : RE: Substrate for Shaped Legs
Posted : 2018-10-09 4:44 PM
Post #37826 - In reply to #37825

Quartered mahogany or quartered white oak. Pattern grade mahogany not African. Poplar would be my third if the other two are not available.


 
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Don Stephan

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Subject : RE: Substrate for Shaped Legs
Posted : 2018-10-10 7:43 AM
Post #37827 - In reply to #37825

Legs often are hit by errant vacuum cleaners. On tabletops, many use a "french edge" of solid wood to prevent chipping when veneer runs all the way to the edge. Wouldn't chipping be even more likely when veneer runs to the corner of rectangular cross section legs?


 
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Bob Ballard

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Subject : RE: Substrate for Shaped Legs
Posted : 2018-10-11 1:33 PM
Post #37828 - In reply to #37827

There will be solid wood feet in a contrasting species that will serve as a design element and to keep the veneer safe. The pieces are inspired by Ruhlmann deco pieces which have a similar leg construction.


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