Fine Woodworking

Photos: Thomas McKenna; drawings: John Tetreault

Front-corner joints

The joinery at the front corners of a drawer determines the overall look and often differs from the joinery at the rear corners. Below are nine common methods used to connect the front of a drawer to the sides. Whether you're looking for a quick joint that gets the job done or a long-lasting, hand-cut detail, there's a joinery option to fit your tastes, needs, and skills.

Rabbet should be half to two-thirds as thick as the drawer front.


The rabbet is easy to make, but it's not very strong. It should be reinforced with some kind of fastener, such as recessed screws, cut copper nails, or wooden dowels or pegs, which offer a clean, handmade look.

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