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Dovetail Chest Woodworking Plan

dovetail chest woodworking planEarly 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.

  modular file cabinetsSuggested power tools: Table saw, router, belt sander.

10 pages of step-by-step instructions
Full-color photos and exploded views
Tool setup illustrations
Cutting diagram and materials list
Shop tips and techniques
All for only $7.95

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Dovetail Chest Woodworking Plan