Mounting The Bottom

The last step in making the drawer is to cut the grooves to mount the drawrer bottom. Again, this requires planning ahead. The grooves should be positioned so 1) they don't create a gap that's visible on the outside of the drawer; and 2) so the drawer bottom is high enough to leave room for the runner that's part of the guide system.

For these drawers, I positioned the groove so it's V/ from the bottom edge of the drawer side, see Fig, 4. This, unfortunately, creates a small gap on the back joint, see Fig. 4.

This was bound to happen on these drawers because of the offset pattern of the dovetail joints. It can be prevented by cutting a stopped groove on the drawer back, but I decided 1 could live with a small gap on the back joint.

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