I have not posted in awhile. Turns out completing a fine furniture build of this magnitude and preparing for a first born child to arrive is a very large undertaking.
I have continued to cut all the pieces to the final size and planed and sanded them down to thickness. I also continue to work on the joinery.
I have dry fitted both side assemblies, the seat assembly and back assembly to make sure everything is lining up correctly. I have purchased a dado blade for my table saw to make the creation of the dadoes and tenons proceed much more quickly and accurately.
With the side assemblies dry fitted, I can also use the armrest to lay out the curve of the top rail that will sit just under the armrests.