Its funny how involved a small project can get when you are trying out new (to me) techniques. I got the idea in me to make LOML's daughter's Christmas present with sliding dovetails. Materials are mahogany, cherry and ash.
The top uses a distinct profile that allowed me to make use of my bowl bit. I felt good about this as I only made one bowl and kind of lost interest in that process (for now). This would be one of those times a miter gauge is nice on the RT.
The bottom offsets the top profile with a simple 5* bevel down and away from the body (love that sander).
The ends of the sides and the shelf all get the same treatment to their dovetail profiles. This rounded step allows the appearance I was after at the front. Downside is, after assembly, the sliding dovetails will be my secret as there will be little evidence of them.
Right about now some of you may be thankful for that new "excluding" feature on the New Posts button because, there's more . . .