A Sturdy Footstool

by Mario Rodriguez

All stock is 1 in. thick

Stretcher tenon height is a shy ¾ in. to allow for wedge

3/16 in. chamfer

Width of leg tenon is a shy ¾ in. to allow for wedge

Wedge angle, 10 º

Don’t taper the legs until the joinery has been cut

15/16

in. 3½ in.

10 in.

¾ in. 10º

10 º 2 in.

Find a pleasing arc for the stretcher, bend a thin batten, then trace along it. Make a full-sized drawing to determine exact length of stretcher. 12½ in.

3¼ in. 10 in.

1¾ in. All mortises are a heavy ¾ in. square

Piece Top Leg Stretcher

CUTLIST Quantity 1 2 1

Dimensions 10 x 14 x 1 in. 10 x 9 x 1 in. 12½ x 3½ x 1 in.

10 in. 2½ in.

14 in.

Copyright © 2008, The Taunton Press

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