Managed to prepare and fit the lower rails for end table #1. It’s glued and in the clamps. The rails went, to my surprise, just a smoothly as the upper rails. Maybe I’m starting to get the hang of this woodworking thing. Of course now that I’ve said that end table #2 to will fight me the whole way.
The only real moments of tension for this table base was the glue up. I think its mostly just in my head though. I prepare and have never had any issues, but still its always a nerve racking procedure for me. Maybe that’s a good thing in that it keeps me from becoming complacent.
I’ll start the rails for en table #2 as soon as time permits. Once that table base is completed, I’ll apply finish to them both. Then I’ll prep, finish and install the tops and shelves.