Shaped rails in leg framing

If the under edge of a rail is curved it will become a feather edge where it meets the leg if framed up in the usual manner (213:1 A). Sugested treatments are shown in 213:1 for flush rails and 213:2 for inset rails. Figure 213:1 in particular has decorative possibilities and is a great favourite with handworkers. Figure 213:3 shows another treatment which is more wasteful of wood but equally effective. Where intermediate legs occur in long rails, as in long sideboards, they can be bridled as in 213:4. In all cases the final shaping to the curve is eased away after the framework has been assembled. Figure 213:5 is commonly known as the 'Check' joint and 213:6 shows the treatment of a rail with inset bead lining up with the face of the leg. This detail relieves the monotony of a long straight rail joining a square-shaped leg.

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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