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okay...got the "lap" part

so i am picturing a top view looking down on the dresser from above...the rail asembly sits in the rabbet on the side panels...that joint is glued and stapled.....but the screw part is throwing me because with 1/4 wide rabbet there doesn't seem to be too much to screw into.

It goes in at a slight angle.






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It goes in at a slight angle.









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guess i could always pocket hole it huh?.....lol....kidding......

hey btw how's the knees?
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guess i could always pocket hole it huh?.....lol....kidding......

hey btw how's the knees?
Getting much better with time...thanks for asking. As to the rabbet depth (into the end), you could go deeper, which would straighten out the screw. You do need enough on the end to cover the rail. Five eighths or 1/2" would be easier than 1/4".






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Getting much better with time...thanks for asking. As to the rabbet depth (into the end), you could go deeper, which would straighten out the screw. You do need enough on the end to cover the rail. Five eighths or 1/2" would be easier than 1/4".









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glad to hear your are making good progress.....

I was thinking 3/8 or 1/2...i usually use 3/8 when I am building a cabinet which I know is not necessary...but in this case it might actually serve a better purpose.....thank you sir....
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have a quick follow-up related to the slotted screw holes discussed above.......I was planning on making them about 1/2 inch long and just a hair wider than the screw diameter...is that about right?
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have a quick follow-up related to the slotted screw holes discussed above.......I was planning on making them about 1/2 inch long and just a hair wider than the screw diameter...is that about right?
That should be adequate if the top can move in either direction.





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>>>> I want to try to direct any expansion across the width (depth) of the top towards the front of the dresser

What you propose is done all the time by professional or experienced cabinet makers. You can direct the direction of the expansion/contraction any way you want by choosing your "no move" place as long as you allow room for the expansion.

In most cases, in our shop, furniture being placed against a wall was constructed the way you propose.

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Thank you for the information gentlemen.....
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