Dovetailed hall table
A small hall table made from salvaged Sydney blue gum and silver ash. This was designed as an exercise in dovetails. Every joint is a dovetail of some kind. The breadboard ends are sliding dovetails; the rails connect to the legs with dovetails and even the drawer rails are sliding dovetails set into the underside of the shelf.
The top is solid timber, frame and panel construction with the breadboard ends allowing for seasonal movement. The shelf is the same material and same width as the top and acts as defacto rails, so moves at the same rate as the top.
detail of rail and leg dovetails
Exhibited in Sydney, Australia 2002.