I was unsure how the design would look so I decided to make a prototype out of poplar before using the good mahogany.
Here is the design after I used the band saw to cut out the apron. It is 4 inches high and 2 1/2 inches thick.
It looks ok so now I have to do it over on the mahogany. I have one piece of 12/4 stock left but it is 10 inches wide so I have enough to make 2, So, if I screw up one I'll still have one more to go before I would have to buy more mahogany.
I flattened the board and squared it up and ripped a 4 inch piece with the best color and grain. I laid out the design carefully. I have decided to cut the tenons for the most part on the table saw. I will finish them with a hand saw.
Here you can see that I cut the stock back to 1 3/4 inches which matches the top of the leg. The tenon is centered on the 1 3/4.
I cut the shoulder of the tenon on the table saw, I wanted to make sure that they were square. Now I will finish them off with a hand saw
Hand sawing the cheeks of the tenon, leaving them a little fat
Fitted one tenon to my sample block
Apron in place, looks like a good fit.
Now all I have to do is band saw out the pattern on the bottom and front. Just like I did with the poplar one this morning but with much more care to stay outside the lines.
Saw marks are still there but I work on removing them tomorrow.
Here is today's video: