Project Summary

You did it! You completed the dovetail box project. Congratulations! Or at the very least, you finished binge watching the entire series in one sitting. Either of which are perfectly fine. Just make sure you go out and try it yourself!

This lessons objectives:

  • What skills you have learnt
  • What you can move onto next
  • Other viewers projects
  • The finished box

This project is deceivingly complex despite it's initial appearance, mainly due to the amount of processes involved. We've covered everything from sizing material, to cutting and fitting dovetails, gluing a box to ensure its square, edge jointing, flattening surfaces, cutting rebates, mitring components, and refining, sanding and finishing for a high quality result.

There is a lot in this project. But I would also like to stress that anyone is capable of doing this with enough practice, patience and determination. Be sure to make full use of all the resources I have provided in this school including all the lessons prior to this project and you will be just fine.

Thank you very much for tuning into this series. Please do take a moment to look at the students who have completed the course below and join me in congratulating them for such an amazing effort!

Have you got the plans yet?

Package includes working drawings, a cutting list, and a 3d SketchUp model!

The Student Series

Want to see another beginner make this project before you? It's a great way to scope out any mistakes before you make one yourself!

Box Project Graduates

Want to have your work featured here? Send me a message via my contact page and I will get back to you as soon as possible!

Amazing effort from Davide Fortuna here! I Iove the subtle contrast on the plinth.

The wild grain on this lid really stands out. Great work from Petr Sedlar here!

David Garofalo opted to make his box one dovetail taller. It looks great!

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Look at the contrast on those dovetails! Brilliant work by Jared Lawrence.

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Norman really challenged himself with this material! Great work considering.

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