this is a rough drawing of a cabinet Im going to build shortly.
The drawing is not to scale, since the paper wasnt wide enough.
The top will be approx 66 inchs long, about 21-22 inches wide, 3/4 inch solid wood.
The legs will be 2 and 1/4 inch square, about 19-20 inches height.
The legs will not be directly on the cabinet sidewalls(sapele plywood)
I colored the part I have a question about.
Im not asking anyone about the design itself. Attaching 3-4 inch spacers between the legs and sidewalls, I want to make sure the spacers are attached so the cabinet weight, the solid wood top(also resting on the leg tops) and the contents of the cabinet(mostly dishes and glasses) will not be overwhelming.
My plan was to cut a 1/4 to 3/8 inch mortise into the sidewalls, predrill through the spacers and wall, and drill into the legs, which will also have a mortise and tenon joint at the connecting point. I was going to run 5-6 inch lag screws into each hole(2 holes on each spacer into each leg) from inside sidewalls, as well as glue the joints.
Will this work well enough for the cabinet and expected weight?
Does anyone see any significant design flaw?(not caring if you like it or not, just worried about the structure strength)
Any suggestions on how to mortise out a 3/8 depth, 1x2 inch approx mortise area in the sidewalls?
Im open for suggestions, not on design, only only structural strength issues and any basic joint issues.
Thankyou for anyone taking the time to understand what Im posting.(the pink areas are the 3-4 inch spacers, about 3 inches in height also)
(again, the drawing isnt to exact scale)