Drawer construction is very important. In a chest, dresser, accent piece or even an entertainment center, they hold essential belongings that may be heavy, fragile, or precious. Fine Furniture Design® furniture features drawers that are strong, easy to open and close, and smooth to the touch.
Drawers are joined at all four corners with English or French dovetails. The shape cut into the edge of the wood looks a bit like the tail of a dove, allowing two pieces of wood to lock together like a jigsaw puzzle.
Strong wood glue forms a bond between the two pieces of wood that is actually stronger than wood alone. Together the interlocking dovetails and the glue give enormous strength to the drawers.
Good drawers have drawer guides that keep the drawer centered and allow them to open smoothly. Like our drawers, our guides are made from kiln-dried hardwoods that have been sanded and finished. The geometric shape of the drawer guides makes it fit snugly in place.