Almost every home has a narrow wall -- usually at the end of a hallway or by an entry door -- where nothing seems to fit. This cherry cabinet was designed for such a space and can easily be adapted to all sorts of needs. Instead of using elaborate moldings, raised panels, or an arched door, the design highlights the basic joinery that is the standard in quality woodworking. Traditional dovetail joinery holds the case together, while sliding dovetails lock the shelves into place. The door is a simple frame-and-panel assembly, but designer Matthew Teague used bridle joints instead of traditional mortises and tenons.

From Fine Woodworking #180


CAD-drawn plans and a cutlist for this project are available in the Fine Woodworking store.


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