Verticalgrain Feet

Generally, a round or square tenon is cut in the top of the foot blanks to match a hole or mortise that is cut through the molding frame. The mortise should be located away from the corner of the frame so that the miter joint isn't weakened. The transition pieces are tenoned into the foot. As before, these assemblies are glued to the base frame.

This sums up my approach for fine-quality casework, but many variations are possible. In fact, 10 people can use the same information to build 10 very different chests, each one a record of that maker's taste and skills.

Will Neptune is a furniture maker in Acton, Mass., and a former woodworking instructor at North Bennet Street School in Boston.

Vertical-grain feet come in a wide array of styles, from turned bun feet to 18th-century ball-and-claw feet to more contemporary saber feet. Most have flanking transition pieces.


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