Illustrated FURNITURE Glossary.

Dovetail

In cabinetry, a type of joint used to join the front and sides of a drawer.

Wedge-shaped projections on one piece of wood interlock with alteranting grooves in the other piece to produce a tight, secure joint.

Illustratiion above: Chippenale (Federal) slant top desk - American Antique Furniture, Orchard Park, NY


Photos and their arrangement © 2008 Chuck LaChiusa
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