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#1 posted 01-08-2020 01:38 AM

I think I would go with 1/2” and at least 3” deep into the leg to limit the chance of “blow” out. Then 2 1/2” deep into the top.

That said, a mortise and tenon joint would be stronger if it is not too late and the leg is long enough to cut a tenon from….actually you could cut a mortise 15/16” square & 2” deep to use the whole leg as the tenon.

About blow out and “loosening”. Is there any other support for the leg? Stretchers, bracing, etc. Without other support it could always loosen over time if it gets pressure back and forth on the joint.

-- Les B, Oregon


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