Leg Mortises
Shaker Workbench - Base Joinery, Panels, Dry Assembly

Base Frame Tenons, Dry Test Assemble

With the leg mortises done, it was time to move onto making the tenons on the stretcher beams, end stretchers, and back mullions.

 

Test cuts, test fits, and cutting shoulders on the table saw...

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Cutting the tenon cheeks for the large stretchers on the bandsaw...

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Finessing the shape and size of the tenons using a chisel, block plane, and sandpaper...

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Doing a dry test assembly...
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That's looking like a pretty beefy base frame!

 

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