The first step in the main case joinery involves blind dovetailing the case bottom to the case sides. We mark the waste with a white charcoal pencil, just in case..
Results after the blind dovetails were sawn and chopped out with chisels..
Finally the case bottom fitted.. Notice that the case bottom is a glue up of Poplar and Mahogany, the Mahogany front of the case bottom is notched exactly like the drawer blades were..
The back edges of the case sided need a 7/16" x 1/2" rabbet cut, the rabbet will hide the Poplar case back boards.
The top of case stretchers are blind dovetailed to the front and back of the case top..
Now that the main parts of case joinery has been cut and fitted the components can now be glued up...