Most of the major sub-assemblies for my second piece of furniture, (it's
my first big project; the first piecce was an end table) are nearing
completion. Finishing the thing all put together is going to be a pain,
so I figured I would mask off the joinery, finish the assemblies (front
and back face frames, left, right, and center panels, and bottom panel),
and then glue up. Center panel fits into a dado in the bottom panel;
bottom panel fits into grooves in the front and rear face frames; face
frames fit into grooves in the left and right panels
Then I had an idea. Could I save time by finishing up the assemblies as
they are now, only masking the edges that fit into grooves, and after
they're all finished, then cut the grooves/dados? Cutting the grooves
exposes new wood to accept the glue.
What am I missing?
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