The construction of this table is notable. The aprons are fitted into a groove around the bottom of the top frame securing them laterally and hiding any warping or shrinkage across the grain. The spandrels are butt-joined with a single piece, but the crest of the phoenix overlaps the front edge of the apron in order to retain its shape uninterrupted. The lower stretchers are fitted with hook-shaped tenons, which when driven into place with a wedge-shaped plug, lock the legs together. When the double tenons at the top of the leg are securely fitted into the frame, the entire structure is locked together. For a discussion on joinery, see p.