Making Compound Curves

Table with compound curved legs

Laying out compound curves need not be difficult. An accurately made form and a healthy dose of planning both play important roles in producing furniture parts with these seemingly untamable curves.

In this article Rob Brown explains how to mill your stock, build the forms, and glue up the components for a compound curve. Grab a length of 2 by 4 and give it a try before you before you slice into that last board of curly koa you’ve been saving.

Table with compound curved legs
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