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 strongest...

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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...

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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 - they seemed...

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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,...

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