This sample piece is made from 3 small cherry boards laminated together.
The basic Cabriolet leg shape was bandsawn, then it was rasped, filed,
and carved with the same handtools available to the 18th century
cabinetmaker. The talons are undercut to further the illusion of the
design. Hand-chopped mortises are seen at the shoulders (ready to
receive the table apron tenons). At 17 inches, the leg is sized for an
ottoman or coffee table.