- Benefits of Dovetail Drawers
Throughout their lives, kitchen cabinet drawers are opened and closed around 7-10 times a day, or up to 3500 times a year! Making sure that you pick a drawer joint that can withstand this type of wear and tear is crucial to the longevity of your kitchen cabinets. Dovetail joints are considered one of the strongest joints used in kitchen cabinetry construction and are the best solution for a kitchen cabinet drawer box.Shop Now
Just because a cabinet includes dovetail joints doesn't mean it's a great quality drawer. Dovetail joints are the most durable; however, they can also be the most difficult to make. There is a certain amount of skill and special attention required when constructing a dovetail joint.
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Usually when a dovetail joint is assembled and finished at the cabinet manufacturer, you will get the best quality in terms of durability and aesthetics. The manufacturer will assemble the drawer box sides before sanding the entire drawer to make sure that all the joints are smooth before applying the finishing coat to the entire drawer. This process will result in a very attractive joint for the end user.
RTA (or Ready to Assemble) kitchen cabinets may include dovetail drawers, depending on the specific cabinet line you choose. All of the RTA cabinet products that we offer do come standard with dovetail drawers. However, they will need to be constructed by the customer as part of the cabinet assembly. Since the drawer boxes are pre-assembled with drawer headers to interlock the components, putting together the dovetail joints is fairly straightforward, involving glue and interlocking sections into their appropriate dadoes.