Reply by JJackson

  • Advertise with us

Posted on stuck dry-fit dovetails

View JJackson's profile


104 posts in 4106 days

#1 posted 03-07-2008 02:18 PM

If you pull these dovetails apart, they will not fit as well when you put them back the second time. A dovetail is the strongest joint known to woodworkers. If you are making a drawer, just go ahead I build the drawer without glueing them together. Trust me, they will never come apart. If you try to hit it with a hammer and block of wood, something is going to give (and it wont be the hammer or block of wood) I have built drawers before without glueing my dovetails and 4 years later they look just as nice. When you put the bottom of the drawer in, this will keep the entire assembly stable. Trust me, it works.


-- Jeff, Indiana

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics