I had some time to get to the assembly of the base, and doing the glue up. All the parts were cleaned up and sanded. Although I’d done a dry fit, I hadn’t planned out my sequence, and, well, once the glue was on, I realized my alignment was off, and I clamped some things in wrong order, and this glue up was going badly. The glue was on for about 5 minutes, and starting to set up. i either had to live with it, or turn back. So I decided to stop. I pulled the parts apart, very carefully, hoping to avoid any damage. Everything came apart without any splitting. So, I let the glue dry overnight, came back the next day and cleaned it off (scraping and sanding), and went at it again. This time, I was better prepared, and it went together fine.
I felt pretty stupid, and really thought I’d screwed it up. I was glad to have made the save. Other than a loss of time, there were only some insignificant consequences. Lesson learned.
Next up are the drawers.