Dovetailed Shelf

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Project by Thomas Porter posted 03-29-2009 06:50 AM 2657 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a small project I took on for a friend. He purchased the wood and asked me to build it to his specifications. The woods are Cacao de Negro and Spalted Maple. It has through dovetails on all four corners and sliding dovetails for the shelves. I made quick work of it on the Leigh Jig.

-- Thomas Porter, Phoenix, AZ,

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#1 posted 03-29-2009 12:47 PM

Thomas, beautiful work. Beautiful shelf. Your friend is fortunate to have you around. How will it be attached to the wall?

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#2 posted 03-29-2009 03:51 PM

Nice shelf and clean & beautiful DT joints.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 03-29-2009 05:27 PM

Very nice shelf. Good wood choices.


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#4 posted 04-02-2009 11:37 PM

He’s going to mount it with key hole slots on the back I think.

-- Thomas Porter, Phoenix, AZ,

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#5 posted 04-02-2009 11:46 PM

Great job and your friend has excellent taste in wood.

-- Chris

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