Strother Purdy provides tips on dressing up a plain-pin dovetail box that make it an elegant showpiece. He shows in detail how to display the wood grain to best advantage and how to miter dovetails on the lid and bottom of the box so they don’t look like butt joints. One of his other tips is to build the box and lid as a single unit and then cut them apart after glue-up. His article also explains how to line the box and dimension the trays for best use.

From Fine Woodworking #150