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Dovetailed Countertop Tray

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Project by Mosquito posted 06-16-2012 02:06 PM 906 views 0 times favorited 3 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 -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods





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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.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com 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 -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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