The carcass is rabetted, glued and nailed. I built it that way because it was simpler (and I messed up a few attempts at using dovetails). Since I really wanted some dovetails on it, I decided to make the skirt that way. A little bit easier than the whole carcass.
I actually had a good run in the “shop” last night, so now it is almost finished. I will post a picture of it when painted and filled with my stuff 🙂