Saturday, January 21, 2012

A Gift: Handmade Dovetail Box

I made a gift for my parents this Christmas. What do you think?


  1. Looks great Joshua! I love the look of a small, hand-dovetailed box. I like the way the lay-out lines really show with the stain. These boxes are great for candles, recipes, remotes; any number of things. And the best thing is, they don't require much wood. This was a great gift idea and I'm sure it's something your parents will always treasure. Hope 2012 is off to a great start for you.

    Jamie Bacon

  2. Thanks, Jamie. It was really fun. The year has had a great launch. So many things planned. I'm looking forward to the coming twelve months. Wish the best to yours as well.

  3. Nice! How did you make the molding detail around the top and bottom? I would like to do something similar; I am new to woodworking.


  4. Pete,
    Thanks! For the molding, I just used a simple router bit with my Ridgid Laminate Trimmer. Roughed out stock on the bandsaw and handplane to final thickness.

  5. Joshua,
    We absolutely love the beautiful box you made for Dad and I! We're displaying it on the kitchen counter and are keeping recipes in it. I love all of the details with the dovetail corners and leather strip inside the cover. You took such care in making the box for us and we'll treasure it always. Thanks again!
    We love you,
    Mom and Dad :o)

    January 26, 2012 11:26 PM

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  6. ow nice molding work done.Excellent job.