I started the upper cabinet for the desk this week. It is a mix of lots
of rabbit and dado joints that were cut per the drawing specifications.
6 face frame boards and 6 panels. The unit measures 93" x 54". 14
dado/groves, 8 lap joints, and a rabbit joint. There will also be a
front face frame added to the mix with 6 more dado/groves and 8 floating
tenon joints. First trial fit was successful. Needless to say, for
panels to meet and fit into dados on 90 degree planes, cuts had to be
dead on. No room for close.
This is the back face frame prior to finishing the through cuts for the
ends of the dados where boards meet at 90 degrees. The through cuts
were done with a trim router and straight bit.
First trial fit of the 12 pieces.
The bottom/ back face frame will be glued together with the plywood
panels in place to insure perfect fit. The same procedure will be used
for the front/top face frame and then the panels and front and back face
frames will be glued together in one operation.