Christian Becksvoort designed this small bookcase to carry just a few details -- a dovetailed molding at the top of the case, a mitered base and strip of wood just above the doors. Detailed drawings illustrate those key design details as well as his explanations of how dovetails hold the case together and how miters solve aesthetic problems. The door-frame joinery looks trickier than it is. The article includes tips on smoother dovetailing, mitering stock of different widths, measure-free frame joinery, and a trick for hanging doors.

From Fine Woodworking #128