Reinforce the joints connecting the legs to the seat and the stretchers to the legs with wedges. Cut the kerfs for the wedges on your band saw. When you are kerfing the legs, hold the leg on the machine table with the stretcher hole facing straight up. This will ensure that the wedges in the legs are perpendicular to the grain of the seat, preventing the seat from splitting. Feed the workpiece into the blade, slicing a kerf to a depth of about lA inch (right). Cut the kerfs in the stretchers the same way, making sure that the wedges will be perpendicular to the grain of the legs.
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