Hello everybody. I've recently gotten the wonderful addiction we call "woodworking", but now I need some help.
I decided to build a shoe rack for my room. Basically, it's a box (roughly 33x33) with 2 horizontal shelves and 2 vertical shelves (not really sure what to call those) leaving a total of 9 spaces for shoes.
I have a little nightstand that I built with through dovetail joints. I painted the top black and the sides white, and I liked the way the dovetails stood out so I decided to build the shoe rack in a similar manner.
Through dovetails for the corners, sliding dovetails for all the shelves.
Here's where I got hung up.
I made the dado cuts in all the side/top pieces. Then when trying to measure for the dadoes in the shelves, something went terribly wrong and they are all a solid 1/4 to 1/2" off from the originals on the side/top pieces. I'm using a pc 4212 jig to make the cuts.
I feel like there's a very easy way to measure that properly and I'm just overlooking it or something. So after sitting and staring at it for a while, I was wondering if anybody could give me tips on that. It would be so greatly appreciated. Please excuse the rookie question. I'll probably end up slapping myself in the face.