A Dovetail Box with Wooden Hinges, Part 2
The dovetails typically shine in a box, but with this project the handmade wooden hinges take center stage.
This is the second of two articles on making a dovetail box with wooden hinges. The first article explained how to cut the dovetails and assemble the body of the box. Here, we show how to build the base and lid and install shopmade wooden hinges.
Build a Frame-and-Panel Base
The lid and base of this box are made using a frame-and-panel technique. The base parts are mitered and assembled around a Baltic birch panel that helps reinforce the mitered joints.