I started this project a while ago, but because of work haven’t had much time to work on it. By the time I’m done, it should be just in time to put it up for the winter! Oh well.
This is my first project entirely done with hand tools.
This is the top, 20” square and 1 3/8” thick.
The legs are 4×4’s but planed down to a little less than 3.5”
I’m not sure if these M&T joints have an official name, but they’re more like slots flush with the top and the tenon slides in so the sides are flush with the top of the legs. This is the first time I’ve ever done any kind of M&T joint, by hand or otherwise. They’re a little sloppy, but I’m sure that will improve over time. Just about to do the last 1/16” or so on this one.
Oh.. and this is my Shop Dog, Rosie. She likes to fluff up the shavings and use it as a bed.
-- Mike Guilbault, Penetanguishene, Ontario