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I'm intersted to hear how you all build your carcasses.

Do you run your sides down past the base like on the left, or set them on top of the base (on the right)?

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Unless I have a good reason not to, I drop the sides on top of the base. It provides better vertical support, and I only need to make the 1-1/2" adjustment to the measurement once (to the height) if I'm building a whole set at the same height but different widths instead of adjusting for each individual unique cabinet width.

I build 'em like that, but I see them the other way all the time...

I know this could turn into cope vs. miter :furious:, but thought I'd dip into the collective wisdom anyway. :thumbup:
 

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Sides all the way down for a clean look, - - who wants to see the sides of the bottoms??
Oh my. :huh:

No one wants to see the sides of the bottoms. If the end is exposed, I'll usually cap it with a framed panel that mimics the look of the doors. The end-cap panel and the side wall of the cabinet are both capped in front with 1-1/2" face frame.

End grain is bad.
 
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