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This is the first Mission project I tried as a 'newlywed', I think it worked out okay. I wish that I could have found better matching boards for the top, but I am still learning about selection at the lumberyard. The 52 mortices for the spindles were "cheated" by dadoing the stretchers, then sliding in a part with 13 open gaps done by cross-dado-ing a board, then ripping a slice to go into the dado of the stretchers.

If I were hard-core, I would have mortise-and-tenoned the end assemblies. I used biscuits and it seems to hold together fine.

Finish was stain, poly, then paste wax. I attached the top with Lee Valley table-top attachers screwed to the top and shelf, fitted into sawn slots in the rails. I forgot the library book I copied the plans from, dangit.

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Wonderful looking piece of furniture
 

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Yeah, it is really hard to find good qswo here in the desert SW. I have gotten nicely figured stock from Brazos between Dallas and Ft Worth. I don't know where you are located so that may be too far away from you, however. Look at the ends of the boards and if the grain is vertical you will likely get good rays. A lot of wood sold as qswo is really rift sawn.
 

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Great looking table.
 
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