pioneers would have called this a six-board chest—a very common household item in the 1800s used for
storing blankets, rugs, linens, and clothing.
This woodworking plan beautifully replicates the look and function
of the original chest—with the same dovetail joinery that
the pioneers would have used. Includes step-by-step instructions for cutting
dovetails with a hand saw and chisel.
The overall size of the Dovetail Chest is 18-1/8" wide x 19-9/16"
high x 38-1/8" long. This woodworking plan appeared in Woodsmith
magazine No. 100.