A common question we hear is "What does dovetail mean?"

Dovetail refers to a type of joint in which two pieces of wood interlock. Joints that have been dovetailed are extremely strong and secure. They are usually used to construct drawers.

Dovetail drawers are recognized by their distinct pattern at the outside corner of a drawer. They look like jigsaw puzzle pieces joined together at a 90 degree angle. When you see a dovetailed joint, you can be assured that it is constructed of solid wood. Drawers are meant to be opened and closed many times and dovetailed joints allow the glides to be placed in a position that protects them from wear and tear.

Hopefully that helps clear up what dovetailing is. When you see that pattern as you look around our store, know that it is a symbol of strength, durability and craftsmanship.


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