To this measurement, add the depth of the two dadoes to allow for the tongues on the dividers. (In my case, this came to a length cf 5W1.) Now cut the dividers to this length and the same width as the shelves (7") (Fig. 8).
CUTTING the TONGUES. Next, cut tongues centered on both ends to fit the dadoes in the shelves.
Then notch the front edge of each tongue to fit the stopped dado so the front edge of the divider rests flush with the front edge of the shelves (Fig. 9).
drawer CATCH holes. Drawer catches are added to the bottom of the middle shelf after assembly (refer to Fig. SO), but pilot holes for these catches have to be drilled now (Fig. JO). If you don't drill them now, you can't fit the drill between the shelves later. Each hole is centered on a drawer opening, back from the front edge.
To complete the shelves, I cut the two stop moldings (E) that fitin the grooves routed in the top and middle shelves.
To make these moldings, cut rabbets on all four edges of a piece of W stock, creating tongues to fit the grooves in the shelves (Fig. 11). After the tongues are cut, rip 3/j1Lwide molding strips off each edge.
rckjnthng the EDGES. Now the top edges of the molding strips can be rounded to a partial bullnose profile. This profile is done on the router table with a 3/b" roundover bit (Fig. 11a).
Beforeassemblingthe pieces, I used the same setup to round over both front edges of the side pieces and the top shelf, the top front edge cf the middle shelf, and the bottom front edge cf the bottom shelf (Fig. Ha).
ASSEMBLY, At last, everything is ready for assembly. Start by gluing the dividers between the middle and bottom shelves, making sure that the ends are square before tightening the clamps (Fig. 12).
When the shelf/divider unit is dry, glue this unit and the top shelf between the sides. As these pieces are clamped, be sure to push the shelves forward just enough to leave room for the V2"-thick back panel.
Nbbe: To get uniform spacing, place a W'-thick spacer block between each shelfand the clamp (Fig. IS).
Finally, cut the moldings to fit between the sides (Fig. Ik)- Then glue them into the grooves in the shelves.
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