The walnut cross-grain moulding was formed along the serpentine front edge of the carcase’s baseboard prior to assembling the carcase (fig. 1).
I cut the one-sided dovetail housings in the false carcase sides to receive the drawer dividers and then while assembling the carcase, the false carcase sides and packers were also glued in place (fig. 2).
The front corners of the base and top boards were cut off at 45° and the bottom moulding was mitred at 22.5°. Pine blocks were temporarily nailed onto the baseboard’s corners to protect the moulding’s crisp mitres (fig. 3).
I prepared the pine for the drawer dividers, cut out their serpentine front edges and veneered them with walnut (fig. 4).
Rebates were planed in the top rear edges of the dividers (into which the dustboards will be glued – fig. 5) and I then sawed and planed the one-sided dovetails in the ends of the dividers.
The dustboard supports-cum-drawer guides were made up and a 5/16″ housing ploughed in each to receive the dustboards (fig. 6).
The dustboard supports were then rubbed into the carcase interior.
The two-board dustboards were rubbed together and when dry, were planed down to 5/16″ thick (fig. 7).
The dustboards were rubbed into the rebates in the drawer dividers and when dry, the assemblies were inserted into the carcase. The drawer kickers are simply pine scraps rubbed onto the undersides of the dustboards and planed flush (fig. 8).
The remaining chamfers were planed around the top edge of the carcase (fig. 9) and cross-grained blocks of walnut were glued in place (fig. 10).
The hours involved in the work in this post come to 45-1/2.
The total hours involved to-date come to 83-1/4.