> I'm building a set of file cabinets and wanted to know what kind of
> joint would be the best for me to use. I don't have a dovetail jig and
> I don't have a biscuit joiner, nor is it in my budget to purchase one.
> I was thinking of using a rabbeted joint in the back.
> What do you reccommend?
Assuming you are going to use 1/2", 9 ply, cabinet birch for the
front, back, and sides, I'd use a 1/2W x 1/4DP dado for the back and
1/4W x 1/4DP for the front.
Cut a 1/4 x 1/4 rabbet on both sides in the front piece.
Attach a separate decorative front with some coarse thread, self
tapping, S/S, sheet metal screws (I like them better than wood screws)
and use 1/4" cabinet birch for the bottom, and you are done.
All you need is an accurate table saw and sharp blades.