How to Make a Dovetailed Box

This project will develop your dovetailing accuracy as it requires you to cut multiple dovetails.

For this course you will need:

– Ends (x2): ½ “ (13mm) x 3 ½ “ (89mm) x 5” (127mm)

– Sides (x2): ½ “ (13mm) x 3 ½ “ (89mm) x 11” (279mm)

– Lid/Base (x2): ⅝ “ (16mm) x 5 ¾ “ (146mm) x 11 ¾ “(298mm)


  1. Cornflowers on 27 February 2019 at 1:29 pm

    I love this method of teaching…..having spent hours watching Paul……followed by making various pieces, to be able to “freeze frame” all the way to the finish is really helpful, rather than watching Paul work and pause filming while I catch up.
    I have made a chessboard….following Paul…… turned out really perfect apart from one mitred corner with a thin hairline gap.
    It is for my 5yr old grandsons 6th birthday and started this morning preparing stock for a dovetailed box to hold chess pieces.
    All from reclaimed wood……love it

    Thank you Izzy…..john2v

  2. Harold on 28 February 2019 at 4:36 pm

    Hi Paul , Izzy and rest of team

    I want to think you for these projects. It seems like every time I go through one of these I find something Paul has said over the years that I didn’t quite understand but then it clicks and it all becomes clear.

    Thanks Harold

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