5212 Pulaski Ave.
Philadelphia, Pa. 19144
Philadelphia Furniture Workshop

Tapering Legs on a Tablesaw Seminar

There are a number of ways to taper legs.  At PFW, we use a tapering jig that Alan developed.  There is a video of it on the Fine Woodworking website.  Table legs are generally tapered only on the insides, a two-way taper.  But on this bench, becuase of the splay, we use a four-way taper.  The bottom of the legs are chamfered to avoid any tear out from dragging this bench over a rough floor.

Hearth bench

Wedged tenon

Eased corners