Design Dictionary: Ferrule and Sabot
If you are going to walk the walk, you should talk the talk.
What is the difference?
Nothing. Ferrule and sabot mean the same thing. Think shoes for furniture.
FERRULE AND SABOT: Synonyms. A metal cap at the end of a furniture leg.
The idea of "shoes" for furniture comes from the word "sabot." It means shoe in French and typically refers to a clog-like shoe, often made of wood.
Ferrule has an additional meaning. It also refers to a metal cap attached to the end of a slender shaft as a joint, for strength or to prevent a split. The cap does not need to be located on a furniture foot.
Ferrule used as a joint
Here a ferrule is used to hold the bristles of a brush onto the handle.
Sterling ferrules adorn this silverware and serve as a joint between the handle and the utensil.
Mimic the look
Gold paint creates the look of long sabots.