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Assembly follows a specific procedure so as not to strain the joinery as we go. In this episode, Paul uses a variety of methods to help retain the integrity of each joint in turn. As Paul lifts the pieces and puts them together, the frames unite strongly, and the clamps pull the components square and in line. Surface planing levels the joints and the plinth goes in place to settle the whole carcass. Traditional turnbuttons are quick and easy to make and, by these, we allow the top panel to expand and contract.