Storage Cabinet with Dovetail Drawers

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Project by jaysuzi posted 08-28-2014 06:09 PM 1718 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first attempt at dovetails. I used a Porter Cable dovetail jig. I like to experiment when I build my shop equipment and try different things to get experience. They are not perfect as I was using some cheap big box store white pine and did not flatten them. But overall, I am happy with the results.

The cabinet itself slides under my miter saw extension and gives me a place to store some of those scraps. It is also on casters and is the same height as most of my shop items, like my assembly table, so I can have extra table surface when I need it.

-- Jay in Pennsylvania,

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#1 posted 08-29-2014 05:31 AM

I think it came together pretty good. Shop fixtures are always good experience for new methods.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#2 posted 08-29-2014 04:56 PM


You are ahead of me on this. Like your drill press table. LOL! I have years of collected pine. I planned to do prototype cabinet builds to see how they turn out. They will become my shop cabinets.

Looks like you’re putting the “fun” in functional.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 08-29-2014 05:11 PM

Dovetailed drawers to store your dovetail jig. What could be more fitting than that?
Nice work.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#4 posted 08-30-2014 12:18 AM

cool! – i’m going to try the exact same thing – i just bought a dovetail jig and wanted to try it on a shop piece
thanks for the preview!

-- Greg Simon

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