I finished my first log project. I decided to start small and made my daughter a step stool. The top os walnut., the logs are cottonwood, i beleive. Since the walnut wa.s only about 1/2 in, i was worried bout the tenons being so close tto the edges of the endgrain. I made 3×3 in squares, routed a cove in them and put them so the grain was the opposite directions so the joint was beefed up a little. I ‘hrew a coat of shellac on it lastnight and i think i will leave it like this for a wk or 2 and see what happens since the logs are still wet.