But for clarity- (traditonally)
- Sides dado'ed or joined for front and back. Force is pulled from front, transfered to sides and pulls back.
- Front and sides are dado'ed for bottom. Rear is flush with top of sides, but not as tall, as it is even with the top of the dado which holds the bottom.
So the bottom slides in sides, into the dado in the back of front, passes under, flush with the bottom of rear and ends at the back of rear. Usual attachment is staples through the bottom into the bottom of the rear.
For extra wide or heavy duty drawers, I cut the rear the same height as sides and front and dado the rear for the bottom, for a rear dado to add extra support.
7-1/4" saw? Ouch. Possible routered dado's?
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