Quick Test Fitting Thanks Yaka - you're right - I've been using the sander with the vacuum attached and it makes a very noticeable difference. I'll have to do a massive cleanup of the space and all my tools before I do the staining, and I'm sure I'll fill the shop vac with sawdust! Thanks Overheated Thanks PureSilver! So, I did a bit of work in the basement the other night, and since the next part of the project is going to be assembly, I decided to give it another shot at test fitting, since the last time I tried it was just loosely put together. Time to get out the sander with some 80 grit. The hose on my shop vac is a little over 2", and I didn't have an adapter to attach it to the DeWalt ROB Sander unfortunately, so a little tape had to do the job. I took each piece one by one and sanded down the edges where they slide into the dado cuts. I had to do a surprising amount of sanding, as the fit was incredibly tight. I also took the time to label each piece (Top, Middle, Bottom, and which side faces the front) so that it could be easily repeatable when it comes time for final assembly. Almost there. So tight! I needed a rubber mallet to set some of them, and then remove them afterwards. This shelf was just ~slightly~ warped, and needed a lot of sanding so that one end was nice and snug, and this end actually a bit of free space (Hello wood filler!) A couple more progress shots: And, all tightly assembled. I could probably jump on this box... I spent about an hour and a half doing that, and honestly, it was freezing cold down there and that's about all I could stand for that evening. Until next time!