Joint question - Using turned legs

I'm planning a sofa/hall type table using turned legs. It will have a lower shelf. The legs I will be buying have a squared section in the profile for the lower shelf to attach to.
How do I attach the shelf to the leg? Do I notch a section out of the leg for the shelf? Do I notch a section out of the shelf for the leg? And would I use dowels in either case.
If anybody knows where I can get of a sofa table plan with turned legs, please let me know.
Thanks
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Well, there are no real hard and fast rules. Which way do you prefer? Either would work well. If you are cutting chunks out of the leg, a strong glue would probably suffice. Dowels/Biscuits (or other fasteners of choice) could be used for the other method since you are not providing a 'base' for the shelf to sit upon/within etc.
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