Dovetail Drawers


There is something about the dovetail drawer that connotes quality.  A dovetail is a type of woodworking joint.  To quote Wikipedia: "A dovetail joint or simply dovetail is a joint technique most commonly used in woodworking joinery. Noted for its resistance to being pulled apart (tensile strength), the dovetail joint is commonly used to join for example the sides of a drawer to the front. A series of pins cut to extend from the end of one board interlock with a series of tails cut into the end of another board. The pins and tails have a trapezoidal shape. Once glued, a wooden dovetail joint requires no mechanical fasteners."



Dovetail joints have been around for as long as people have skillfully been working with wood and are used in instruments, furniture, and most commonly drawers.  We offer dovetail drawers in a variety of materials, from plywood to solid maple, with side mounted guides or undermount soft-close guides, in our custom cabinets.  The dovetail drawer is not necessarily stronger or nicer than our standard white drawer, but they are certainly a bit, shall we say, "classic".


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