What is a swag leg?
We named this furniture group for the process that created the distinctive legs because designer George Nelson started with this idea: “Wouldn’t it be beautiful to have some kind of sculptured leg on a piece of furniture?” How could that be done without wood and hand-carving tools?
Using pressure to taper and curve a metal tube—the process called swaging—proved to be the best way to produce the legs. Inserting a screw in the legs and rotating them in opposite directions makes quick work of assembly—and makes a strong joint too. You can assemble the pieces yourself and save money on shipping.