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#1 posted 03-04-2021 07:14 PM

Most of the comments are helpful and not made from a lofty position.

Just a little brainstorming but, maybe consider a 3 piece bottom, maybe with a contrasting middle piece. (That piece of walnut off to the side looks like a candidate). The two outer pieces could be slid in and the box assembled and the two outer pieces slid into place. The middle strip would not engage the grooves but be an exact inside fit. I can think of a few ways to be able to clamp the middle piece in. I’m assuming you’re using a solid wood bottom. Edge gluing the long grain edges together would be plenty strong.

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