This is a sweet little project that is not only fun to make, but is also packed with challenges and lessons on creating strong joinery in delicate parts. It has splayed, tapered legs, angled joints, and asymmetric drawers. Because the parts are so slender, it relies on well-engineered mortise-and-tenon joints for its strength. Garrett Hack shows you how to build the piece and deal with the angles and tapers.
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Christopher, you aren't wrong. The shoulders need to be trimmed to fit against the legs. I found this when I was drawing up the plans for his Fir and Cherry table (with a pivoting drawer) which has the same basic leg and apron arrangement. The angle is quite subtle and needs to be worked out while fitting during dry assembly.
Am I wrong in thinking that the shoulders on the apron tennons would need to be a compound angle? He doesn't seem to address this at all. Perhaps the angle is so small that it is ignored?