Thanks for the info woodnthings. I took your advice for the free mortise. I used (2) boards for the apron, glued together, with the rear board protruding 1.25" on each end. The apron is 5" tall, and 1.5" thick. I glued up the legs with 4 boards, each about 1". I will probably end up around 3.75" square by the time I clean them up. I plan to cut the 3/4" tennon with the router 1" to 1.75" from the face of the leg and then incorporate the corner brace. Thanks for those links. I got to spend about 8 hours on it yesterday (man I love woodshop therapy) and I need to start looking into a finish system. I am not sure if the bride is going to want it stained or not. I like the look of a painted apron and legs and natural top but I would hate to paint this wood with so much meaning. Any ideas on a good finish system for an eating table?