It has been a productive shop day. All the long stretcher tendons are fitted to their leg mortises. The two top stretchers are fitted to legs I and II and I've cut the dovetails on leg I and II's lower stretcher. Tomorrow I'll cut the dovetail socketts in legs I and II and fit the lower stretcher.
Legs III and IV will follow. It would be great if I can glue up the base units Sunday.
The front base unit:
BTW, the top stretcher is Beech, the middle Sapelle, and the bottom is Honey Locust. No reason for the different woods other than they are what was in my wood pile and are strong and heavy. This sucker will come apart to move but it ain't going to be portable.
My body is letting me know no mas, no mas. It's whisky and Ibuprofen time.