gluing half-lap joints where the rails intersect to support the top of the dresser
Photo: Russell Kaye
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8. Gluing Half-Lap Rail Joints

The dresser's drawers hang from rails that also support the top. Glued half-lap joints resolve the problem of what to do where rails intersect. Screws driven down through each joint fasten the rails to the dresser's reverse-tapered legs.
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