Chair Legs & Rails

Chair Legs & Rails

The legs and rails of chairs should appear firm enough to support, not alone the chair, but the person that sits in it. For wood chairs with straight legs, whether turned or square in section, the matter of strength is one of size only. The bandy-leg, however, requires more care that the curve may not be too great. Rococo work defies the laws of wood structure, yet it may be properly made so as, in a measure, to reconcile the critic to its eccentricity. In describing rococo table legs it was told how to overcome the apparent, as well as actual, weakness of this form of support, and what was said then will apply as well to wood legs for chairs.

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