Ok, next project I will post this as a blog but since I started this way I will finish to remain consistant. I pretty much have all the rough work done for this so far. I finished the drawer and did the top this weekend. Used half blind dovetails on the front and through dovetails on the back of the drawer. The top is made up of a 2 1/2"w x 1 1/4"thick frame and a 1" Plywood field. I made the decision to use mitered half lap joints for the frame and I am pretty happy with the way they look. Though,not historically accurate I decided to use my artistic license since this is my own design. I will pin them so that it visually ties into the through mortise that will also receive a pin. I used #10 biscuits to secure the plywood frame to the frame. The field of the top sits down 1/4" and will be covered with the 3/4"x3/4" glass mosaic tiles.I ordered tile samples for my client this past week so that he can decide which tile he wants to go with. I made up 3 finish samples for him too and will send them out together for his review. Now to clean all my joints up and do one final dry fit before I take it all apart and sand and finish it before I do the glue up.