The drawers are all fitted, and I am glad to get this close to the installation of the desk top. But, before I can tackle that, it is essential to trim the legs; they were 1/32″ proud of the aprons, which resulted in a gap that had to be eliminated.
A little block plane takes care of the trimming chores. I now keep the Stanley No. 9-1/2 block plane always ready, its iron always sharp. It can tackle end grain without hesitation:
It took me about 20 minutes per leg to make the legs flush to the aprons. Checked with a 7-foot long jointed board, no visible gap was apparent anywhere along the aprons. Checking progress with a square, the surfaces stayed true and square. This little block plane always earns its keep.
A note to my readers: When doing this kind of trimming, I recommend you work from the edges toward the center of the legs. Doing it this way will (virtually) eliminate spelching.
— Al Navas