The Dovetailed Drawer

Drawer front

Drawer back

Learn to build traditional drawers that stand the test of time


Beveled drawer bottom

Half-blind dovetails

The dovetailed drawer has long been the hallmark of quality, hand-crafted furniture. And for good reason: A dovetailed drawer is both beautiful to look at and strong enough to last 200 years. But dovetailing a drawer is not the daunting task you might thinkā€”all it requires is a little know-how and practice. No matter what size drawer you're building or what piece of furniture it's going into, the techniques are the same. If you can build a

Drawer side drawer for a simple Shaker table, you can build a dozen of them for an 18th-century highboy.

The key to building a drawer is learning to cut dovetails. A traditional dovetailed drawer combines both half-blind and through-dovetails. Because you want to see dovetails only on the drawer sides, use half-blind dovetails at the front of the drawer. Through-dovetails are used to connect the back to the sides. In this article,

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