How Deep Should The Mortise Be?
Over the past several weeks I have asked a lot of questions about mortises and tenons. However, in all of that time the issue of how deep a mortise should be has not come up. Right now the project that I going to be working on is, as I have said before, a small end table. The legs will be 2" x 2" and the workpieces that go between the legs will be of 3/4" x 3" material. I have been visualizing the mortiises being about 3/4" inch deep but am not sure that others with more experience would agree with this estimate and if not what would be more appropriate? Thanks