There is a good chance I’ll be building a captains bed in the near future. It will have probably 8 drawers, four on a side. I’ve never made drawers before. Aside from dovetails, what’s the best joint to hold them together?
Why not dovetails? I simply don’t have the time to learn how to cut them, and then cut them, especially that many of them. (Between you and me, if I said to my wife, “I’m going to use dovetails,” she’d grab the checkbook and head to the furniture store. )
But I can rig up a box joint jig, or use a lock-joint, or a dado, etc.