Hello again everyone,
I am now planning to build a desk for my Grand Daughter and I have attached the rough plan for this desk. I have no problem with the right side drawers and case but I am not sure about the rest of the joinery. I want to do mortise and tenon on the left side but I am having trouble with the tenon length. If I use a 3/8 thick tenon the rule of thumb says I should be about 1.5 inch long. If I mortise the 1.5 inch square leg 1.5 inch deep it will be a through tenon, which is not a problem until I come to the front and back and then the tenons would intersect, which can not work. Also, should I attempt to do a dove tail sliding joint to mate the runner up to the plywood case.
Thanks again for any advice you may give.