We’re all about cabinets here at Cabinetry Factory. As an kitchen cabinet manufacturer to cabinet distributors, we like to make sure distributors and readers of this blog know about the Cabinetry Factory difference when it comes to our cabinets.
Something that sets us apart is the construction of our cabinet drawers. All of our cabinet drawers are dovetail drawers.
What is a Dovetail Joint?
The dovetail joint is used to unite the drawer front and back with the two sides. Corresponding trapezoidal shapes are cut into each end of the corner pieces, which are then perfectly interlocked, kind of like a puzzle. Once glued, a wooden dovetail joint usually requires no mechanical fasteners.
Why the Dovetail is Important
What makes the dovetail joint so important for cabinet drawer construction is its resistance to being pulled apart. The interlocking pieces create a strong joint with just the quality wood. This joint is made even stronger with glue. The front-to-side joints take the bulk of a strain on a cabinet drawer. If you’ve ever pulled a drawer open and came away with the drawer front in your hand, it was not likely made with a dovetail joint.
History of the Dovetail Joint
Some of the earliest examples of the dovetail joint are in furniture entombed with mummies dating back to ancient Egypt as well as the ancient tombs of Chinese emperors. So as you can see, it’s been around a long time. In Europe, it is also called the swallow-tail or fantail joint. It is a distinguishing factor in furniture construction and helps in determining the age of a piece.
As you shop for kitchen cabinets for your kitchen cabinet inventory, ask about the materials and construction. If you have any questions about our kitchen cabinets made in Vietnam, please contact us. We’d love to talk kitchen cabinets with you.
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