For this Art Nouveau coffee table base system I’m using African Mahogany Hardwoods. A lot of planning went into figuring out the joinery. Half of the wood will be grinded away to get the large curves and shapes to blend together for this art nouveau style.
By pin nailing hardwood blocking around the bottom back legs with two 45 degree angles also around the tenons. I was able to use had saws to do most of the cutting. The drill press really came in handy for drilling out the mortise at the correct angle. Then I could chisel out the rest of the mortise with chisels.
I feel like I’m getting a good workout by just moving all these large pieces back and forth. I’m really having fun with this one. Thank you for looking and happy woodworking!!!
-- Dennis Zongker