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details of the frames
face frames and drawers. Top in place
Details of top's frame, showing a center stretcher. Plywood top sits in the rabbet around the edges. More to follow later...
In the last picture; yep, that's a hand-cut dovetail. This brace is for the center area of the 1/4" thick plywood top. In the web-frames, a couple of nails hold the joints together while the glue sets. That center rib acts as a kicker. The TOP of a drawer rides under the kicker, and the kicker keeps the drawer from tipping down when you open it. I do not use metal "glides" in my chest of drawers, I just use the web-frames. The corner posts are 1' thick, by 3" wide. The panels and rails are 1/2" thick for the panels, and 3/4' for the rails. The rails have a rabbet for the panels to sit in (no glue) and another rabbet on the ends to fit in a rabbet in the corner posts. Rails are nailed and glued in place, and a nail or two holds the panels, with a spot of glue in the post's rabbet at the center of each panel. The "feet" are just a bevel cut that goes from 1" square out to 3" wide, in about 5". That 5" height allows for cleaning under the case.