My table will be a little shorter and if I can't help myself may have some embellishment. The magazine table has a couple techniques that I've never done before so I can try my hand at them and probably learn something in the process.
I started out milling all the wood and letting it acclimate for a while. I re milled the legs to final size and did the layout for the joinery.
I used my router to cut the mortises. I know it can be time consuming and a struggle sometimes but it seems to be a little easier than drilling and chopping them out, my other option. I used my router table and a little trick I learned from a video from Fine Woodworking. I set my depth of cut and just added a spacer to the table to lift the work up removing the spacers one at a time to get the cut to full depth.
|a sheet of 1/4" plywood for a spacer|
The bottom is made like a frame and panel and I have yet to mill those parts.