This project was a wedding gift for my sister-in-law and her husband. They got married in July, but I've been busy juggling the house project at the same time, so let's just call it better late than never.
This was my first keyed tenon. I had to make a 7° angle jig for a plunge router, which only served to remind me how much I dislike using routers. If I felt confident, or healthy enough (I've been sick pretty consistently since Thanksgiving with my seasonal allergies), I may have attempted it by hand, but I just didn't have the energy and needed the project done.
The joints turned out nice and I was super impressed with how tightly that wedge can pull those shelves against the sides -- enough to dent the wood slightly. I'll have to find a use for this joint again. I like it.
She chose Stickley's Onondaga finish. Hmm... not sure what else to say about this project.
So here are the photos.