Using a cutting gauge, the veneer on the drawer fronts was trimmed back to create the lands for the ash crossbanding.
The ash banding on the top and ends of the carcase was sized at precisely 3/4″ wide, but the banding for the drawers was cut somewhat wider than this to allow for trimming back flush with the drawer edges.
I cleaned up the baseboards and nailed them to the undersides of the drawers with fine wrought nails. Oversize runners were prepared and rubbed onto the bottom of the baseboards. When dry, I planed the runners and baseboards flush with the drawer sides. The runners were progressively planed down until each drawer fitted satisfactorily in its respective opening in the carcase.
In period fashion, simple pine drawer stops were rubbed onto the back interior faces of the carcase ends. A simple block of wood with a clearance cut into it to bridge the D-moulding was used to ensure the drawer fronts were coplanar with the front edges of the ends.
I prepared the backboards and nailed them into the rebate in the top and ends, and over the baseboards.