Separate assemblies make construction manageable, and careful detailing produces a unified design
Seth Janofsky explains the design and construction of a sideboard, in this article with detailed project plans. In addition to project plans, Janofsky’s explains of how to install a sliding doors and drawer box with illustrated detailed drawings and photos. The sideboard is unique in that it consists of two boxes with the legs and sides made as a unit. The base of the piece is screwed to the underside of the lower case, and he bandsawed an arch on the bottom edge of the rails to make it link visually with the upper case. Included are tips on prefinishing parts before glue up.
From Fine Woodworking #137