Handmade Legs for a Bespoke Sideboard

To keep the sideboard legs stable I decided to make them with a birch ply core and solid walnut mitred corners.

Legs glued and clamped

Gluing up the core then 2 sides, then core and two sets of sides, took time and all the small clamps in the workshop.

Sideboard legs glued and clamped


legs glued and clamped up


Blocks used to aid glue-up

Here you can see all the blocks that aided the glue up. They were attached with glue and paper joint to allow easy removal afterwards.

sideboard legs with mortises cut

Cutting out the mortises. You can just see the birch ply core.