I went with five same-width slats evenly spaced from each other with a much larger space at either end. They are centered on the skirt and stretcher.
Both the top skirts on the short side and bottom stretchers were mortised with 1/4″ mortises:
The slats were cut at 11″ long, 1 3/8″ wide and 1/2″ thick with 1/2″ tenon:
Here is one of the table ends with the slats installed:
Here’s another photo of the table:
Next, I’ll tenon the bottom shelf and mortise the bottom stretchers to accommodate the shelf tenon.
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