I’ve updated my SketchUp drawings; still no dust panels, shelves, or door. Clicking on any photo should take you to it’s Flickr page, with higher resolutions if it’s too hard to see some of the detail here.
Here’s an exploded view of the current plan, to reveal some of the internal blocking and joinery plans. The current thought is to use mostly 4/4 Lyptus, except on the back and drawer bottoms, where I’ll use plywood.
Dimensioned drawing of the divider between drawers and shelves with dadoes for the blocking joinery and cutout for the top cleat.
Dimensioned drawing of the left side of the case with dadoes for the drawer blocking and rabbet for the top blocking and back panel.
Dimensioned drawing of the right side of the case.
Dimensioned drawing of the back. Drawn at 3/4” thickness, but that now seems a little overkill.
Dimensioned drawing of the top.
Rabbet at back of drawer and dado for drawer bottom.
Half-blind dovetail at front of drawer and dado for bottom panel. (My wife thinks I should rethink the dovetails for this first project.)
Exploded view of drawer.
Exploded view of drawer blocking. Top and bottom blocking are similar in form, but not shown here.
Mortis & tenon joints on blocking, both for drawers and the top and bottom blocking. I haven’t shown the tenon depth here. I think it’s drawn to 3/4”, but I should probably go to at least an inch.
-- Brad, Northern Virginia