It took longer than I expected to assemble the cabinet. I had left the parts slightly oversized, which allowed me to get crisp edges for assembly, but ended up taking a fair amount of time I hadn’t expected.
Perhaps the most complicated cuts came when trimming the ends of the plywood for the top and bottom without cutting off the solid wood strips glued to the front. I don’t want a butt joint there so I plan to rabbet the ends of the strips and fit the sides to those rabbets.
To make the cuts I marked where I wanted the edge to be.
I then clamped the panel into my crosscut sled, using an ‘outrider’ strip to support the far end of the long panel.
To avoid cutting the front strip, I had to do a stopped cut, where I leave a bit of material to be cleaned up by hand.
Using a flush cut saw and a chisel, I cleaned up what remained:
After cutting all the parts carefully to final length and width, it was all about taking my time and being precise. It turned out well.
I have a few more things to do before I take it upstairs and put it in place, but hope to get all of that done tomorrow.