It's been a little while since I asked some q's about making this from all wood (no screws, bolts, glue, etc). I ended up using some glue, but everything else is made by hand. The first table I've ever made. I think it's alright. I plan to build bench seats and end chairs next time I'm home.
It's mortise and tenon, legs, top, and apron is pecan. The pegs are osage orange, hophornbeam, and elm. What d'ya all think?
Hopefully, these pics show up....it's the first time I've put any on a forum.
The top can be lifted off, which helps to move the table around....it's pretty heavy.
There are two cross arms under, attached to the top with pegs. They sit in notches, in the apron, to keep the top from sliding around.
The tenons are about 1/4" shorter than the mortise is deep to help with that. I guess we'll see how that holds up when we move it to the house. The wood's not green, but it hasn't been kiln dried. It seasoned for a little over 2 years. The holes for the pegs are offset by 1/8" or less to pull the m&t's in tight. I hope it holds together...I guess we'll see a few weeks after getting it into the new house.