I haven’t been taking as many pictures the last bit, but we’ve made a lot of progress. We we neared the completion of the main box, we needed to make some bevels on the bottom trim. Rather than resort to the router, we went for the more hand finished look, making the bevels with a plane.
They came out really well, and after assembly, he also beveled the corners as you’ll see below. It all turned out very nice.
Next came the glue up of the bottom trim pieces and the installation of the bottom. We threw on a rack of ribs to smoke in the midst of this. We pulled them off the smoker right after we got everything clamped up. The timing was perfect!
After dinner, we went back to it, cleaning up all the joints with sandpaper, chisel, and plane until they were just about perfect. The result of a good day of work:
I’m writing this on Monday morning, so today we finish the top, make and install corner trim, make and install side cleats, and then start finishing (?).
-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson