Cross half lap joint with a mortise and tenon

NOTW

Notw
Senior User
I don't think that the issue is whether it will support the weight of you or your table top but rather the side-to-side racking that can occur with lots of hand planing from end to end.
Maybe I am not reading this correctly, but I don't hand plane on my dining table, typically.

Everything is together now and am feeling no racking when i push on either side so hopefully all is well. All goes well i should be able to get it painted this weekend and the top attached. :)
 

Graywolf

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Richard
Corporate Member
The table and bench turned out great, thanks for sharing!
 

AAAndrew

Andrew
Senior User
Looks great. And your original design, with a slightly smaller tenon that was wedged, is a classic design that goes back centuries, and would have worked just fine. You could have also used a tusked tenon to make a knock-down version and that works as well.

it's all good.
 

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