| By building this dovetailed shelf, you win two
ways. First, you get to use and look at this beautiful contemporary shelf. And
second, you get to try a really interesting band saw technique for cutting the
dovetails. (Of course, you can cut the dovetails by hand if you wish.) The four
sides of the shelf and the drawers are all joined with dovetails. The joinery
provides a nice touch of decoration -- and it's a subtle way to show off your
CONSTRUCTION. We built our Dovetailed Shelf out solid 3/4" red oak.
The overall size is 36" long x 8" deep x 16" high.
This project was originally published in Woodsmith No. 66.
WHAT YOU GET.The
Dovetailed Shelf woodworking plan is an eleven-page, 1.34 megabyte .pdf file.
It includes complete, step-by-step instructions, 21 detailed drawings, plus a
materials list, a cutting diagram, and an six-page article about making
dovetails on a band saw.
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