I understand a tenon should not exceed a third the width of the piece it’s lodged in- The 4×4 uprights under the ends of my bench will be m&t’ed down into 4×4 cross pieces, which will be mounted on casters- The “third” rule would allow me just over an inch square tenon- Considering the location and nature of the joint, would this be adequate when the bench will be pushed here and there (lot of leverage)? Should I cut a rectangular tenon rather than square, giving me more glue area, or add through bolts? Or is it just a bad idea? I’ve seen a lot of photos of benches attached to their bases with what appear to be m&t joints- Thanks for your ideas/experience- Dave
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