Welcome to my Woodworking Blog - She Works Wood. Below are pictures of what I'm working on or have completed. I hope you enjoy the pictures and commentary, Marilyn in Seattle.

Monday, February 28, 2011


Since I've started making furniture and learning about joinery, I've been looking at all the furniture in the house to see how things are put together. Laura has a piece that she brought with her that her family acquired as part of the purchase of their Walpole Island,Ontario cabin. The origin the cabinet is unknown. Here's what I found:

Unevenly spaced dovetails in the drawers.

Solid wood drawer bottoms (not plywood) made of three boards jointed together.

Interesting molding around the drawer front.

The piece is actually a gun cabinet that we've converted to a dish cabinet.

So now I need to learn how to make this joint. The problem is .. I suck at hand sawing as you can see from my gaping dovetail. I have many dovetails to make before I sleep.

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