Quarter columns are a classy finishing style to any type of furniture. They tend to make the piece look slimmer and focus you attention on the middle of the furniture, rather than the edges. Many furniture makers think that a lathe is required to make quarter columns, but that may be tricky. Instead, it’s best to use a routing table. This allows for a more consistent, fluid look that you don’t have to stick back together. All you need is a few extra materials, some know-how, and you can start crafting your quarter columns today!
- Making quarter columns with a lathe is time honored but extremely tricky.
- An easier way to make quarter columns lies with using a router.
- Taking careful measurements and using the right tools lays the groundwork for beautiful quarter columns.
“Once you get the columns turned, you need an indexing head for your lathe to make the flutes.”