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Dovetailed Shelf Woodworking Plan

Photo of the completed Dovetailed Shelf woodworking plan from PlansNOW 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 craftsmanship.

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.PDFThe 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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Dovetailed Shelf Woodworking Plan