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Part of the beauty of a frame-and-panel cabinet is all the steps between parts, which add shadows and detail to the piece. This small side cabinet employs frame-and-panel construction on all four sides and in the door, illustrating all the techniques required in a more complex case piece. Mortise-and-tenon joinery is used throughout, while the top rail connects to the legs with dovetails. This project also teaches a foolproof way to mortise for knife hinges.