What is a dovetail cabinet drawer?

What is a dovetail cabinet drawer?

A “dovetail” drawer refers to the specific construction of the drawer; a dovetail joint is used to securely join the drawer side and the drawer front together.

Are dovetail drawers better?

The advantages of dovetail drawers are in the construction of their joints. They offer a stronger drawer, with a larger holding capacity. While these drawers are associated with a higher quality drawer, this is not always the case.

Why are dovetail joints good for drawers?

Dovetail Joints are strong Hardwood timbers are inherently strong, but a drawer is only as strong as its joint. By using dovetail joints on each corner, the interlocking pins and tails of the joint resist being pulled appart and remain strong, this gives high tensile strength to the drawer.

When did they stop making dovetail furniture?

Hand-cut dovetailing was the default until 1860 when uniform machine-cut joints were introduced. But fine cabinetmakers persisted in fitting their joints by hand until the early 1900s, and cabinetmakers in Europe cut dovetails by hand well into the 1930s.

How are cabinet drawers made with dovetail construction?

With the greatest attention to detail, we craft our drawers from the finest materials with half-blind dovetail construction, using our advanced computer-aided dovetail machine and high-quality production standards. The result is a superior drawer box that provides your customers with a durable, aesthetically pleasing product.

How to contact Eagle woodworking custom dovetail drawers?

Since 1980 we have partnered with cabinetmakers and woodworkers throughout the United States, who trust us to create and deliver the finest quality custom dovetail drawers. We have built our reputation one customer at a time. Our passion for quality dovetails with the beauty of our drawers. Please call 978-681-6194 or email us for more information.

What is the drawer front fee at dovetail?

What is the drawer front fee? Although drawer fronts are small, making the drawers is labor intensive. We can’t profit from them if we just charge per square foot. If you are ordering pairs of doors that need opposite hinge sides, please be sure to order a separate door with the opposite hinge side.

Which is the best drawer joint to use?

Making sure that you pick a drawer joint that can withstand this type of wear and tear is crucial to the longevity of your kitchen cabinets. Dovetail joints are considered one of the strongest joints used in kitchen cabinetry construction and are the best solution for a kitchen cabinet drawer box.