One way to add strength to the base of a cabinet or table is to install corner blocks. These angled braces reinforce the joints connecting the legs and rails of a project. In addition, they provide a way to attach the upper part of a cabinet or tabletop to the base.
Laying Out Corner Blocks. For the strongest braces, lay out the corner blocks as shown above on the extra-long blank. Then you can cut the blocks to size.
Cutting Notch. To cut accurate notches, clamp a stop block to an auxiliary fence on the miter gauge.
Drilling Holes for Screws. Finally, drill pilot holes for attaching the corner blocks to the base and case.
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