I was able to route, chisel, and file out the mortises for all four legs today and dry fit the legs. It of course wasn’t perfect-my mortise and tenon skills need sharpening but the joints are rock solid and with a little time and love I’ll be able to smooth them over (i.e. wedges, glue, epoxy and sanding).
Hopefully this weekend I’ll have the chance to fit the stretchers and build the bottom drawer. I’ve got quite a bit of Cedar lying around so that should suffice. I’m looking forward to it.
I’ve been debating about getting a leg vise, but I think I’ll take the plunge. After that I’ll be just about finished. Maybe in two weeks?