Dovetailed Shelf

  • Advertise with us
Project by Thomas Porter posted 03-28-2009 at 11:50 PM 2037 views 4 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,

5 comments so far

View FlWoodRat's profile


732 posts in 2546 days

#1 posted 03-29-2009 at 05:47 AM

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

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

View woodworm's profile


14125 posts in 2227 days

#2 posted 03-29-2009 at 08:51 AM

Nice shelf and clean & beautiful DT joints.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

View a1Jim's profile


112028 posts in 2214 days

#3 posted 03-29-2009 at 10:27 AM

Very nice shelf. Good wood choices.


-- Custom furniture

View Thomas Porter's profile

Thomas Porter

127 posts in 2768 days

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

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

-- Thomas Porter, Phoenix, AZ,

View Chris's profile


338 posts in 1994 days

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

Great job and your friend has excellent taste in wood.

-- Chris

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase