Brought the girls to a new playpen. As they could not be left there unattended I took the opportunity to do some more work on the bench. Drilled the last hole today, and got the ends of the legs small enow to drive into the holes. They are left quite rough so they grab inside the holes. this is green wood and they will come loose as they dry, but they can simply be pounded in a bit more when that occurs.
At this point the thing will work, but it's very ... uh ... rustic. I should take a drawknife to the legs so that they are smooth and graceful, and shave the top a bit more to remove the axe marks.
What a great way to work!