SketchUp: Dovetails

I’ve probably made a dozen or so dovetail joints in my lifetime. Not one of them was actually in the shop. I’ve only made dovetails in SketchUp. I suppose I’m slacking in my woodworking journey but oh well.

Dovetail joints are often looked at as being complex and intimidating in SketchUp. They are actually not. The process is nearly identical for box joints except two faces of the fingers are angled. For a visual demonstration of how easy these joints are to make check out the video above.


  1. “Triple click G for component, enter.” It´s like a Mantra! I love your sketchup videos. You´re a great teacher. I learn a lot about sketchup thanks to your videos. Thank´s Jay!

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