Dovetailed Storage Box – Part II

Dovetailed Storage Box – Part II

Finally got around to finishing my storage box this week. I began by adding a dovetailed skirt around the bottom of the box, which gives extra rigidity and prevents the dovetails from ever coming apart – not that they would to begin with. These truly are the...
Dovetailed Storage Box – Part I

Dovetailed Storage Box – Part I

I need something in which to store and display items for upcoming craft fairs that I am attending, and decided to make a couple of dovetailed storage boxes. These would be basic and utilitarian, and yet at the same time, demonstrate the beauty of traditional...
Custom Cherry Wood Shadow Box

Custom Cherry Wood Shadow Box

This is a long overdue post going back to July when I completed a custom-made shadow box out of cherry for my client at cShoresal.com. I had made the original prototype out of some scraps of maple using dovetails, but I wasn’t quite happy with their look –...
Shadow Box Prototype

Shadow Box Prototype

I spent the past couple of days working on a prototype shadow box for a client. A shadow box is similar to a picture frame, except that it is more often used to display small three-dimensional objects such as jewelry or coins. I decided to use up a very warped,...