I’m on vacation from work this week so I’ve been able to get quite a few hours of work in the shop. The base for this table is from a big maple tree my next door neighbor had cut down to put a pool in. I cut mortise and tenon joints for the leg-to-foot joint, which I will also draw-bore, and a notched bridle joint for leg-to-brace joint.
After that I cut the mortise for the stretcher and then tenoned the stretcher to fit. The ends are all glued up. Now I have to chamfer all the edges, scrape everything and glue up the stretcher to the ends and peg it.
Hopefully I’ll be able to finish the base today and prepare it for paint.