Making Ogee Feet

Sinuous and beautiful, this period furniture detail is actually straightforward to make.
By Lonnie Bird
Pages: 49-51

From the August 2006 issue #156
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The flowing curves of ogee bracket feet provide a sculptural look to desks, chests and other forms of fine casework. Although there are a number of variations of ogee bracket feet they all share the convex/concave curve that makes this style of foot so appealing. The compound curves where the ogee and bracket profile meet only add to the attraction.

Although the flowing curves can make ogee feet appear difficult to execute, the process really involves just four steps: cutting the joint, sawing the bracket profile, assembling and sawing the ogee.

From the August 2006 issue #156
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