A modern hand-cut dovetail walnut console.
This piece was made as a commission for Hill Country Woodworks earlier this spring. While simple in form, this console featured challenging joinery. The thickness of the wood meant all the existing Hill Country jigs were too small. From there on, I was on my own, cutting all of the tails using a table saw and my chisels and a router with a home-made jig for the pins. The lower shelf was joined to the walls with sliding dovetails.
The console was the third of three pieces I made for these Hill Country customers. Below the console you’ll see a dining room table, also in walnut, that I made for them last fall. The console and the dining table are both in their dining room, while the second of the three (a six drawer dresser) lives in an upstairs bedroom. That dresser was featured on this blog back in February.