Furniture Design Part #2 – 60w360 & 360w360 E.200

Cabriole legs can teach you a lot about furniture design.In this episode of 60 with 360WoodWorking, the 360 guys continue talking about various aspects of design in woodworking.

Join the guys twice each month for 60 lively minutes of discussion on everything from tools to techniques to wood selection (and more). Chuck & Glen, and sometimes a surprise guest, all have their own opinions. Sometimes they agree and sometimes they don’t, but the conversation is always information packed and lots of fun.

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Furniture Design:

Below you’ll find time-codes for each segment of the show. Listen all at once, or in small bites.

  • Books to train your eye

    • 1:25 – There’s lessons to be had from all that book learnin’.
  • Symmetry and balance

    • 11:40 – Do pieces need to be symmetrical to have balance?
  • Cabriole legs

    • 23:39 – Can you really learn about good design from these curvascious legs?


Hogarth's Analysis of Beauty helps with furniture design.
William Hogarth’s Analysis of Beauty has two components that directly speak to those interested in furniture design. Check out the cabriole legs and “S” curves in the upper panels.
The legs on this Connecticut highboy go against most standard principals of furniture design.
Looking like something out of a cartoon, this Connecticut Valley highboy has legs that break the rules of furniture design.









  • Suites

    • 52:04 – How do you feel about matching sets?


  • Skill Builder
    • 1:01:18 – Train your eye, practically and intellectually



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