1. Why wouldn’t you start the holes from the top of the slab thereby having a crisp clean hole in the visible side and finish on the bottom in case alignment is off it won’t be noticeable on the underside

  2. Could I use this same design to make a small sitting bench? The legs would be a few inches higher, and the board a few inches wider as well as longer. My concern is that the board would cup, making it wobble; and that the legs might be weaker if they are longer. Thank you!

    1. Hello Blake, you certainly can if you get the proportions right. Perhaps increase the thickness of the legs and top a little. Have you seen the shaker bench build? That used similar techniques as the base structure.

      1. Thanks for the prompt reply, Philip. I just took a gander at the shaker bench build. That design does have cross members on the bottom–perhaps to prevent cupping? I’ll watch that, too, and try coming up with a hybrid.

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