Two Ways to Build a Box

Videos in the Series

Box Making: Introduction

Two ways to make boxes: Mitered with splines and mitered dovetails.

1. Resawing

How to get a perfect four-corner match in part one of our video workshop on boxmaking.

2. Grooves and Miters

A router-table technique for precise miters. Part 2 in our video workshop on box making.

3. Mitered Dovetails

Test your mettle with a challenging new twist on dovetails. It's part three in our video workshop on box making.

4. Top and Bottom Panels

How to make floating panels to accommodate seasonal wood movement. It's episode four in our video series on box making.

5. Assembly and Glue Up

A clamp-free box glue-up method. It's part five in our video workshop on box making.

6. Hinges and More

How to accurately install hinges and add a shop-made ebony lift in part six of our video workshop on box making.

7. Tight-Fitting Trays

Learn a safer way to cut small parts in part seven of our video workshop on box making.

8. Finishing

A tried and true finish for a box. Learn about applying it in the final segment of our video workshop on boxmaking.

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