Charles Durfee's traditional Shaker blanket chest design harkens back to the days when horizontal wood grain was used on chest sides, allowing the carcase to be joined by dovetails and the sides to move together with seasonal changes in humidity. In addition to his instructions for building the piece, Durfee gives a trouble-shooting primer on what to do when things go wrong with your dovetails.

From Fine Woodworking #172

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