If you think cabriole legs are out of reach, think again. The graceful S-curve and pad foot of these iconic eighteenth century furniture legs may look hard to make, but you’ll be surprised how simple they can be with a few hand tools and a little hand-eye coordination.

This plan provides you with the templates and step-by-step guidelines you will need to make these beautiful, traditional legs for your own furniture projects. Note: this is not a beginner project and assumes some basic joinery and hand tool knowledge.

For a more in-depth study on cabriole legs, check out our class Cabriole Legs: How To Build A Classic, instructed by David Munkittrick.

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56 Responses to “Making Cabriole Legs”

  1. Adrian Matte

    Finally! Nice to see instructions for making cabriole legs that don’t require a lathe! Thank you.

  2. Mladen

    I would like to make owen table with cabriole legs. Tanks for help me with some advice. Best regards.

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