attaching apron to table legs
Hey all. Longtime member and learner, but sadly post very little. I love learning from everyone's amazing projects
Well currently I am working on a dining table. It is 60" square and is made out of cherry cut from a friend's field, milled and stick stacked for about 18 years to dry. Most of it was 4/4 stock with one 9/8 10" x 8" that I am using for the legs.
Btw is 2 1/2 square legs strong enough for this table?
The table will mostly be cherry, but I am considering a 6" border of a contrasting dark wood for the table top ( last board on each edge and the bread board ends) and have narrowed it down to Bubinga or walnut. I have couple of samples coming. Any suggestions?
Well now for the question I am wrestling with. How should I attack the legs and apron? I have thought about pocket hole screws and the angle attachment but am worried it won't hold up. But Was leaning toward loose tendon joinery. I bought Jessum's loose tendon jig, but have not used it yet. I was wondering if this was a good option for attaching the legs to the apron. Has anyone used this jig?
And then there is always the mortise and tendon joinery. I know I this has been used most of the time for for this type of joinery. Just wondering about everyone's thoughts on other methods.
Also I will also be attaching a support in the center of the apron frame.
Any help for this rookie would be appreciated.