Drawer Construction

All of our drawers and Roll-outs are built using the finest materials and construction methods.  We offer two types of joinery options for drawer construction; the French Dovetail or the English Dovetail that are further explained below.

  • The sides, backs and sub faces are built using Solid Maple for drawers up to 8” tall. For taller drawers, we use 9-ply Baltic Birch plywood for stability.
  • Drawer bottoms are ¼” thick Maple veneer MDF core plywood, glued and pinned to ensure a square and sound drawer. ½” drawer bottoms are used on wider drawers or where heavy loads are anticipated.

French Dovetail

Constructing our drawers using the French Dovetail joint allows for a seamless appearance between the face and the box.  This joint has been used for centuries by fine furniture makers and is recognized for its strength and quality.  The French Dovetail is our preferred drawer joint and will be used automatically unless conditions exist where English Dovetail construction is required. As with all of our drawers, the back of the drawer utilizes the English Dovetail joint to complete the finest drawer in the industry. 

 

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English Dovetail

The English Dovetail is a very visual joint and may be preferred by some homeowners so we make it available on any of our drawers upon request.  We use this joint as the primary construction joint for projects specifying our Full Inset and Partial Full Inset options or when conditions exist where the French Dovetail is not practical. The backs of all drawers utilize the English Dovetail joint to complete the finest drawer in the industry. 

 

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