What you see on the first pic is part of my seven drawer dresser, the brown sides are going to be the legs, and the lateral panels are made out of hard maple.
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Initially I thought about fixing the panel to the web frame by means of a sliding dovetail, but when I tried to make it (first attempt in my life) I just blew it. See pics.
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Now, here is my question:
As the intention was to support the side panels, would it be the same if I just put a screw on the center to fix the panel and maybe two more on sliding holes to allow for wood movement and at the same time prevent warping?
The panels are attached to the legs by a groove and dado with some space for wood movement.
It would spare me the hassle of the sliding dovetails and I think it would work just fine.
Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated. Thanks