It’s been a while but I finally finished the last tenon on the long rails. I couldn’t wait to dry assemble so I could get an idea of how it will look.
Here is a photo of the base:
The next picture is the base plus one of the pieces for the top. This showed me how high the bench will be.
Using the heel of the hand measuring technique the bench sits just right which makes it a wee bit high as I want to add some feet. I’ll just need to make the feet 10mm and have the bench sitting a tad tall.
Now for my dilemma:
I’m wondering whether I should draw-pin the tenons? The surface area for glue is enormous for each tenon but I am aware that the bench will get a pounding over the years and my tendency is to rush towards the finish which I’m trying not to do here . Any opinions will be gratefully received.