Tenon was the word of the day. I spent a few hours with the dado blade and dead blow mallet getting 8 of the 12 tenons fit. I ran out of lumber before I could get to the short bottom rails. I'll still need to cut some holes and pockets for the bolts that will help hold the bottom stretchers tight. I think I'll also put some dowels through the bridle joint to strengthen it up. Now I just need to get the maple for the darn top.
I also ordered the tail vice hardware. I though I better take advantage of the free shipping deal from Lee Valley. The shipping weight is about 13 lbs so I think I save a decent amount.