Mike Makes a Dovetail Desk (Steel into Wood)

I’m waiting for the solenoid valves for the whiskey chiller to come in, so I decided to “take a break” this week and make a desk for our house. It ended up being something unique and used “dovetails” to join the wood to the metal frame.

I couldn’t find anyone else online who has done this, so I didn’t know how it would turn out. It actually looks pretty cool. The only thing I would change is somehow leaving the top 2″ instead of rabbeting the edges. It looks a little wimpy now.

PS. Yes, I know I should be wearing safety goggles when cutting and grinding.

3 thoughts on “Mike Makes a Dovetail Desk (Steel into Wood)

    1. Mike And Lauren Post author

      We’re going to keep it for now. We’ve been editing our videos on the counter for the last 2 years, so this will be nice!

  1. Aeby


    You have done your dovetails in wrong side!, you will never ever see dovetails in this way, they must be done in the grain side! Come one….. That a basic.

    Please correct that!

    King regards



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