The basic component of the wine cabinet is a 3/j" plywood case. But the key to using this case as a building block for different storage options is in the design. You can see what I'm talking about in the drawing and details above.

CASE JOINERY. The joinery for the case is a simple tongue and dado, but the key to the design is where the dadoes are located. You'll notice that the top and bottom dadoes are different distances from the ends of each side (detail 'c').

What this does is recess the bottom to provide a space for a positioning plate that's used when stacking another case on top. (You can see how this works by referring to page 25). At the top, the panel sits proud to allow for some hardwood edging that will cover up the plys, as in detail 'c.'

Once you've cut the dadoes in the side panels (A), you can rabbet the ends of the top and bottom pan-

'/«" bevel around perimeter of top

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