Tim Gilchrist wanted a rugged, yet stylish kitchen table that was strong, sturdy, and portable. He suggests letting your lumber supplier do some of the work by surfacing your stock. He designed a wooden corner gusset, held in with hanger bolts, that he mortised and tenoned into the apron. He explains exactly how all the mortises and tenons need to be cut. Then he offers advice on turning the legs and making a tabletop that will withstand abuse.

From Fine Woodworking #123