This is my second woodworking project after my bench. You may notice some similar design elements :) After our TV stand was broken, all other projects were set aside and this became project #2, despite my protests that I was nowhere near furniture-level work. Trial by fire. All hand-tools, hand-sawn, chopped mortises, chiseled tenons, and hand-planed.
There are 11 screws total: 8 to hold the top on with small blocks, and 3 for added support between the bottom stretcher and the shelf. The rest is mortise & tenon skirts to legs, with a small dove-tailed stretcher at the bottom. Haunched upper tenons.
I might have liked it more in the “natural” color of the poplar. It shows off novice joinery, but it is pleasing to have something in your mind appear as a physical object :)
Feel free to offer suggestions on design / flaws. I enjoy the input from this community, and I learn a lot from others comments.