I am planning a small bench for our front entrance way. On the top of the bench I was hoping to make through tenons visible extending from the top of the legs. By having through tenons extend through the bench top would I be overly restricting wood movement (across the depth of the bench top)? I like the idea of the four squares of end grain being visible on the bench top, but not if it will lead to splitting over time.
Thank you for you inout,