10) Once this is done, we’re almost home. The splat can now be inserted into the chair rail, the crest rail can be installed with its dominoes in place, then the whole assembly installed into the right leg squarely, <photo 11>. Then the left leg can be set onto the tenons in the chair and crest rails and lowered until it contacts the splat, <photo 12>. Mark the contact zone, remove the leg, and cut the mortises. This one always goes the best, since everything else is locked in place. Once it is fitted, you are done! It’s time to make fit the next one. <Photo 13>.
Editors Note: This article first appeared in the SAPFM Pins and Tails Magazine, Spring 2021