So, we’ve done a kid’s play table for the living room, but it was one of our first projects and did the whole thing with pocket screws. Now, I’m not anti-pocket screw, but one of our next projects is the dining room table…and I just don’t think that PS are appropriate there. So, I started trying out mortise and tenon.
These are the first mortise and tenon joints I’ve done for a project. I think they turned out pretty well – the shoulders are really quite clean on the glue-up. Mortises were cut with a router and tenon’s by hand with a japanese ryoba saw. Next time I do tenons, I’m going to try chopping the tenon’s by hand with a chisel ala Paul Sellers.
They fit tight, but not hammer in tight.
(Better picture of the legs from last post):
-- Chris S., North Atlanta, GA - woodworker,DBA, cook, photographer