Number of dovetails

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How many dovetails are there?

5 types

Not too many people know that a dovetail joint or simply dovetail is a joint technique most commonly used in woodworking joinery including furniture, cabinets, log buildings and traditional timber framing.   It is extremely interesting to know that there are five types of dovetails: through dovetail, half-blind dovetail, secret mitred dovetail, sliding dovetail and full blind dovetail.   Keep in mind that the dovetail joint is commonly used to join the sides of a drawer to the front.  Not too many people know that the Europeans call the dovetail joint a swallow-tail joint or a fantail joint.

 

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