One thing to add – repeated taking the stretcher in and out of the legs will result in the joints getting looser. I’m guessing this is because pine is a softer wood and bruises fairly easily. I’m guessing the solution is to limit the number of times you take the stretchers in and out.
Yes, one or two test fits should be fine but if the joint is repeatedly assembled and disassembled, the wood will compress and the joint may loosen. But when glue is added the moisture should swell the compressed fibers back close to their original thickness.
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