I trimmed the two thick aprons a little longer than I need. Then took time to lay out the locations of some dowels to help with alignment during glue up and hopefully add a little strength. After drilling for the dowels I test fit the two thick aprons and measured for the two thin aprons. After cutting the thin aprons to the final size I once again marked out locations for dowels to connect the thin aprons to the thick aprons.
Then it was time for a dry assembly.
After a trip to the store I had enough clamps to start the assembly. I wish I had some pictures of it going together but I was working alone and was in a hurry to get it all together and clamped before the glue started to set.
|a more appropriate number of clamps|
|you can't ever have to many clamps|
|Out of the clamps, you can see I left the aprons proud of the top. They will be evened out when flattening the top.|
|The top is looking really good|
Next the aprons need trimmed to length, some more sanding, attach the legs, and apply finish.