The first dry fit showed some work needed on the tenons. I first cut them a shade long, even though I thought I’d left some room for glue. SO – that means I didn’t get the mortises as deep as I’d planned. But it was just the smallest of adjustments there.
I also found that the top of the legs and apron weren’t flush, so again a couple adjustments.
But with that work done, and another dry fit to see how it’s starting to come together, it might end up a table after all!
Finally, here is the stain and maple to be used for the inlay.
I’m sanding now, will begin glue up in the coming hours. I hope!
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