Your build is incredible. I am very impressed. Are you certain you are a newbie? I jest; I have no reason to doubt you.
I had had a person suggest using half laps as joinery. I am working on a new build in Sketchup to incorporate half laps. The biggest obstacle is learning how to use Sketchup, especially when I must add a half lap to a board. Despite the challenge, I am having nearly as much fun designing as I am building!
If you are still willing to share your most update plans, I will be most grateful. Thank you very much for your kindness.
If you meant mine, thank you for the compliment! I've uploaded latest plans at the plan thread here
just in case. Same color = identical pieces ( none of that left/right or front/back for this build ). Some notes/tips:
- Where I live (Greece), the closest dimentions I could easily find were 90mmx90mm for legs and 45mmx95mm for all else. Those are the dimensions used, but do consider them as 4x4 and 2x4 respectively.
- Start with the corner legs, using the 2x4s for measuring instead of a ruler. That allows you to undercut, test fit and make sure the fit is snug (mine were quite loose and I am now gluing scrap to make the fit snug)
- When working on the 2x4s, do the miter cut first, and use the scrap to mark all of them. Will make it easier and that way you're sure everything is the same length (I did it after, which is more work and made some boards a bit shorter)
I'll probably be making a second bench, and will be trying those as well :)