Step 6: Preparing the Original Legs
The first step to squaring off the corner was to cross-cut the legs on the table saw. The position of this cut was determined by the marks I made in the previous step (where the rails met the legs). The depth of the cut was very shallow (approximately 3/16") just enough to square off the corner. I repeated this on all four legs.
The second part to squaring off the corner was to rip the legs on the table saw, removing approximately 3/16" of the material. The key to this step was stopping just short of the mark. See image attached. You don't want to go past the mark.
As you can see the table saw cannot remove all the material without going past my mark. So, the third step was to chisel the remainder of the material. Being that the wood is pine and having used a sharp chisel, it was quick and painless.
Preparing the legs also involved removing the ends (or bottom) of the legs, which had all four corners chamfered.