– As you can see from the variety of furniture foot images above, we call ‘bun feet’ any furniture foot from about 2" tall up through sofa legs about 12" tall. This diverse array of furniture feet includes a 17th century English “Colony” Bun Foot, a high-style Ogee Bracket Foot, a 1950’s Mid-Century Modern Furniture Foot
, and many more.
Typically, low furniture feet are fitted underneath case pieces, cupboards and upholstered furniture. This makes the furniture seem ‘visually lighter’ by getting it up off the floor. In modern kitchen design we see bun feet used with this same intent. Cabinetmakers fit bun feet and ogee bracket feet into the toe-kick space of the base cabinetry. Using furniture feet in this way gives a furniture look to the utilitarian kitchen cabinet, and it makes the cabinet box appear a little lighter by getting it up off the floor, supported by the underlying bun feet.
If you are looking to coordinate the appearance of your base cabinets with a kitchen island or dining table, at tablelegs.com we have just what you want. We offer perfectly matched bun foot options for most of our leg designs. In essence, the foot of the table or island leg is turned identically to the bun foot design that goes in the toe-kick.
Because bun feet are down low to the floor by nature, they take a tremendous beating. Our ogee bracket feet are a shining example of how design skill and quality construction translate into the highest level of durability for you. Here’s the story. The original inspiration for our Chippendale Ogee Bracket Foot
came from an antique chest, bought at a country auction in Danville, Vermont. The chest was an important and beautiful blanket chest, brought into Vermont by the personal assistant of General George Washington. The chest had bumped around from Philadelphia to New York to Vermont over several generations, and the delicate chest foot was still in perfect repair.
Like the originals, our ogee bracket feet are made by incredibly talented hands. Each foot is cut from a single board and ‘folded’ so the resulting grain pattern is continuous, and the color match is perfect. To add strength to the inherently weak end-grain glue-up of this foot design, a blind spline joint is crafted into the 45-degree miter joint. Even though you can’t see it, the spline makes the miter joint five times stronger, so that the furniture feet you get from us will prove to be as durable as the feet on the best antiques.
This commitment to quality makes our furniture parts special. From our simplest bun foot design to our most complex each foot is period correct and properly designed for balance and proportion. For an in-depth article on how design details on furniture feet can influence the character of a piece of furniture, please click here
We sell hardware to make the attachment of bun feet very simple. We also offer a bun foot hardware service
, where we fit the chosen hardware into the bun foot for you.