lie careful in tapping dovetail joints apart. You do not want to break any of the "fingers" of the joint. Tap with a rubber mallet against one joined part (a drawer side, for example) so that it comes straight out and is not twisted or turned as it is freed.
DISASSEMBLING livery type of fumi-VARiOUS TYPES ture piece is differ-OF FURNITURE ent in assembly. Chairs are different from cabinets, dressers from tables, The disassembly process for each type, therefore, is also different. With the general instructions below, you should be able to determine how each piece is assembled and then take it apart. There will he times when this will prove to be impossible. Then you can assume that the joint is so good that there is no need to take it apart. Move on to the next step of disassembly.
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