Well, I've reached the point where I need some help in figuring out how to correct a problem.. My design flaws are becoming more obvious as time goes by.
Anyway the plywood carcass is about 3/32" too narrow for the base,
but that'll be covered with the side of the shelf. The main problem I'm running into is fastening the plywood carcass to the base and keeping it plumb and square with the base.
Also the back probably needs a notch so the carcass can be flush with the back of the base minus about 1/4" for the back panel..
I clamped the small support blocks
just to find the right mark for aligning things, but once I relieve the pressure.. I had a wedge between the front shelf and the front of the carcass, but once I remove the wedge the carcass wants to tip forward just a smudge..
So the question I suppose is how should I go about connecting the two and keeping them square and solid enough to not work their way loose on down the road?
I've thought about narrower support pieces glued and screwed to the inside of the top of the base, some narrow shims to take up the slack of the 3/32" gap then screwing the remaining portion of the bottom of the plywood to the inside of the top of the base, but I still have the problem of making sure the supports don't allow things to tip forward or even backwards.. Part of the problem is the weight of the plywood part makes it tough to reach under things to drive in the screws so I'm thinking perhaps a pivot screw in the back, shims and then the front screws? Any brilliant ideas and suggestions for this dilemma?
I've thought about completely remaking the plywood portion to fit properly, but it's becoming too expensive as it goes by. I don't want to have $800 invested in one single tea and cup cabinet just for the sake of being "perfect".. I'm finally coming to the realization it ain't gonna be perfect. I'm finally getting comfortable with just really nice.. lol