Time to clean up…
Before moving onto the glue up, it’s a good idea to get everything as close to finished as possible. I cleaned up all surfaces with the smoother after level/flushing up the rails and stiles.
I then put a few coats of shellac on the raised panel to prevent an unfinished portion showing later when the panel moves with the seasons.
I think I’ll finish fitting the shelves before gluing these up. Besides, I’m waiting for my new dowel plate to arrive before I pin the mortise and tenons.