Many fine furniture projects such as tables, chairs, etc., call for tapered legs. While there are many methods that could be used to create such tapered legs, probably the easiest is with a tapering jig for your table saw.
Follow along this article and build a taper jig for your table saw.
Learn how to build your own tapering jig with these free instructions.
Build your own tapering jig to use on the table saw using this free tutorial.
Build this tapering jig that also allows to joint at the table saw or at the router table.
Build this adjustable panel tapering sled. Follow along this fantastic tutorial.
I built a simple taper sled with a fence on one side. At one end of the sled, I attached a stop to hold the workpiece.
This adjustable taper jig is accurate and can accommodate a wide variety of workpiece sizes. It also works great for ripping a straight edge on rough lumber.
This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a taper jig with vacuum clamping. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online. We do not provide support for this software.
This tapering jig allows you to key in actual dimensions: the width of the stock you need to remove, and the length of the taper. The jig locks in place for repeated cuts, yet it can be easily readjusted simply by loosening the wing nut.