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in at this time. Slide the base together and clamp it. Make sure the base is square by checking the cross measurements before the glue sets. This ensures that the front and back assemblies will be square as well.
The runners and kickers are secured at the front with the mortise and tenon; at the rear they are nailed to the rear leg posts. They are identical in design. Create a V4" x 1" x 12"-long tenon on each piece, then cut the portion of the tenon away that fits to the leg posts. Cut the notch at the rear of the pieces at the table saw with a two-step cut.
Glue the runners and kickers into the rails, add glue to the mortise and tenons of the sides and reassemble the base again, checking for square. After the glue is dry, nail the runner and kickers to the rear leg posts with a single nail. First square the pieces to the front of the chest and drive the nails to secure the two pieces.
Attaching the box to the base is next. The connection for the
1 square = V2"
Once the insides of the twin tenon are nibbled away you can test fit the joint. Make it snug but not tight.
The drawer runner and kickers are all made the same. In order to work properly offset the mortises for these parts toward the interior of the drawer box.
back of the chest is wooden clips. Cut V4" slots for the clips in the back rail of the base. The inverted "L-shaped" clips sit on the bottom panel and are attached with screws while the tongue of the clip is held in the slot.
Invert the upper section of the chest then place the base in position. Keep it centered from side to side and flush to the back edge of the box. Drive three #8 x 15/8" screws through the front top
The runners and kickers can be set square off the front of the base and nailed to the rear leg posts. Drill a pilot hole through the pieces but not into the leg. Drive the nail at the pilot hole to gain a strong hold into the leg.
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