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Mission-style mahogany desk #5: Braces installed

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Blog entry by Woodbutchery posted 09-01-2018 03:39 PM 552 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Some time in the shop this morning cutting and fitting the braces for the drawers.

A few shots of a single brace.

and the underside

I’m using poplar because I ran out of mahogany.

Currently, the braces are held in place by the stop dados only. No glue or other attachment. I also used the bottom “L” for the drawer guides. My thinking was that these braces are strictly for the drawers and are not meant to correct or support anything else. I would very much appreciate other’s thoughts/experiences with this type of cross brace, whether I should glue, or use a different method to support the drawers.

Here’s a shot of the whole thing assembled.

Thanks for looking, and thanks for your comments.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery



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