A photo essay on furniture legs in the Arts & Craft style...
Page 2 of 3: three, four and five piece furniture legs
End stubs trimmed
from oak legs
reveal
the seperate pieces.

The board ends are
painted at the
lumberyard for
sorting.
This three piece
example used thick
veneers.

The upside is they
are more stable
over decades, plus
easier to machine.
Pencil lines help
to show the parts
of each leg.
The downside is they are more
conspicuous.

The overall appearance of the
table turned out to be quite
pleasing.

The thick veneers are long
forgotten... and blend in fine.
Three piece legs with
thick veneers
feature a core
wrapped with
mitered sides.

The advantage is
invisible corner
joints.

The disadvantage
is challenging
execution,
unforgiving
corners
and a tricky
glue-up.

Any gaps would
spoil the legs.
Not being hollow
helps these legs
accept the poke-
through tenons.

These will be the
ends of a Gustav
Stickley library
table.

As a woodworker,
you aim to keep
challenging
yourself and
growing in your
craft.

These were
satisfying to build!
Five piece legs
three, four and five piece leg construction