Sliding Dovetail Bookshelf

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Video made by Chris Published on 03/04/2019, viewed by 244

The sliding dovetail was brand new to me so it was a fun challenge and provided the bookshelf with a strong joint. I’m proud to say there are no screws in this project.

What you will need

2 10ft 1x12s

Router

Router table

Dovetail bit

How to do this project

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 shelf was 48in. The shelves themselves are 38.25 in wide.

First step is to measure out your sides and shelves length. This particular shelf was 48in. The shelves themselves are 38.25 in wide.

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After cutting everything to length, you have to cut route the dovetail slot in the sides. I used a scrap piece of wood as a straight edge to make even and straight cuts with my router.

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a snug fit for your shelves. I used a few pieces of scrap wood to find the best snug fit to slide into my slots. After find the best fit, run all of your shelf pieces through your router table

After cutting the slots, you have play around on your router table to find a snug fit for your shelves. I used a few pieces of scrap wood to find the best snug fit to slide into my slots. After find the best fit, run all of your shelf pieces through your router table

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things in to place! As added security, place glue inside your routed grooves

Once all shelves are cut and routed, line the project up and begin sliding things in to place! As added security, place glue inside your routed grooves

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