Dovetailed Countertop Tray

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Project by Mosquito posted 06-16-2012 02:06 PM 1244 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was something I made quick to hold coupons and ads that were otherwise just sitting on the counter in my kitchen/dining room. These dovetails are attempts 9, 10, 11, and 12 for me, and I’m happy with some of them (first/second picture I was quite happy with) The others are ok, with a few gaps, but that’s part of learning, I guess :-)

The sides are 1/2” Red Oak, and the bottom is 1/8” Birch hobby plywood. Finished with Minwax Polycrilic Gloss

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#1 posted 06-16-2012 03:11 PM

Good job!! Keep after it. They (dovetail joints) will get better each time.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#2 posted 06-16-2012 03:17 PM

Good idea ,well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 06-18-2012 03:24 PM

Thanks Jack, I’m hoping they do. I actually think they were easier to make in the 1/2” oak than the 3/4” poplar…

Thanks Jim, it’s quite useful :-)

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#4 posted 09-13-2017 02:52 PM

This is a nice tray and the dovetails look very nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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