Note: This content is from footage shot last summer (2010). I’m posting now to wrap-up the series.
The bow-front table has eight total tenons:
- Each side apron (2) has one at each end to connect the front and back legs
- The back apron has one at each end to connect the left and right sides
- Each curved fixed front apron has one going into the adjacent leg
I milled these tenons using a combination of the tablesaw and hand tools. The curved aprons’ tenons are tricky since they are angled. Those I cut by hand from layout lines using the full scale drawing.
A nice picture of planing the end-grain; cleaning up the saw cut on the curved apron.