I've got two questions for you. I've put together some of my dadant frames and the tops of the top bars are about 1/4" below the box edges. My rabbets are 5/8" deep without metal frame rests. Should I get metal frame rests to make the top bars flush with the box edges? I've seen in books that some frame rests have a little lip sticking up and I imagine that using this frame rest would make the top bars flush with the top of the box.

My other question is about slack space between the frames. My inner width is 14 3/4" according to your plans. With 10 new dadant
frames (with only foundation) in the box and pushed together towards one side there is about 7/8" empty space between the last top bar and the side wall of the box. Is this how it is supposed to be?

Lance Gillette