|Looks good on the dry fit.|
This assembly wasn't difficult in the least, however, it did provide me with evidence that you can run out of clamps. Since I only have bar clamps, I learned that it doesn't distribute a lot of pressure over a wide surface. Along with the fact that I probably cut my tenons a little on the tight side, I needed some persuasion with the mallet and a few clamps.
Before I knew it, my glued assembly was done, and my clamp rack was totally empty except for my spring clamps, my 12" bar clamps, and my 5 foot long pipe clamps. I was shocked that it took that many clamps to get things together, but I think that in the future, I'll be better about getting the joinery more precise. That should alleviate the need for so many clamps. I will have to buy and make a few more. Since I'm going to have to make a second table later for my side of the bed, I want to make sure I have enough clamps. I think some of my future projects will need clamps as well, so making sure my clamp rack is filled up a bit more would be a great idea.
I can work on the top of the table and measure up for the drawer now, so I might actually be able to finish up the woodworking on this today. I am glad things came together smoothly, so I'll have to work on making sure it finishes up nicely.
All in all, this project isn't that difficult. I'm sure that when I make a second one, It'll turn out much better.