I have some photos now of the parts that have been finished to date and some that are still in the works.
I have complete the three leg sets for the conference table and the four leg sets for the side tables. I have mortised the inside of the conference table legs that will receive the tenons on the stretchers. I have drilled three holes in each mortise to form draw bore tenons. The holes in the tenons are about 1/32 inch closer to the shoulder. I will taper the oak pins and this should draw the tenon in very tight to the legs. I will not use glue on this joint so that when the church folks decide to move it, they can just remove the pins and the stretchers will come out.
This photo is of one of the conference table leg sets.
This photo is the inside of the leg set. Notice the mortise and holes drilled in the opposite side of the center upright.
The client asked that the table seat 20 people. Well, this would have made the table around 16 feet in length and since the wood was only 10 feet long the table would have had to be constructed with the boards running across the width of the table and she felt that this was not what she envisioned. What we can up with was to build two smaller tables that could be moved to each end of the table making it accommodate the number of folks. Below is one of the leg sets for these smaller tables.
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