Watch in awe (or amusement) as I try to make a table using real woodworking joinery. What I end up with is a reasonably nice small end table.
I picked out some poplar to make the legs.
The were reasonably flat, so I just smoothed one side of each with the planer and glued the two together.
I squared up one end then I used a sled to edge joint one side and the sliced it into four inch and one half with legs.
I cut each leg to its final length.
I used and 1/4 inch straight bit and set up the fence on the router table to make open mortises. I clamped a stop block at the length I wanted.
For each leg I took several passes to make the mortise to the depth 1/2 inch.
The fit was still too tight so I sanded the tenon until I got the fit I wanted.
The legs had their bottoms chamferred and the edges rounded over.
I square and trim the top to size.
Then final sanding on the top and rounding the edges.
Some wood conditioner, stain, and spray lacquer.
I fasten the figure eight connectors to the skirts, lined up the top and fastened the top.