What is drawer lock joint?

What is drawer lock joint?

Drawer lock joints made using a drawer lock router bit are a GREAT way to put drawers together. Once the setup is right the joint can be cut very fast, and the mechanical interlock the joint provides makes it very strong.

What joint is used in drawer construction?

Typically, a half blind dovetail joint is used for the front of a drawer. Through dovetails are most commonly associated with box-making and furniture-making projects where a decorative, visible joint is desired.

What is the most common locking joint used on a drawer assembly?

Noted for its resistance to being pulled apart (tensile strength), the dovetail joint is commonly used to join the sides of a drawer to the front.

What is the easiest joint to make for drawers?

Here’s a joint that’s far easier to make: a half-blind tongue and rabbet. It’s all done on the tablesaw. This joint is perfect if you’re making a set of drawers of different widths, because width doesn’t matter. You can cut all the sides and all the fronts at the same time.

What are Knapp joints?

Knapp Joints: Also known as Pin & Cove, a Pin & Scallop or Half Moon, this is a visually unique style of antique joinery, its typically very strong and can be mass-produced in a factory using a special type of machinery.

Why are dovetail joints used in drawers?

Dovetail Joints are strong Hardwood timbers are inherently strong, but a drawer is only as strong as its joint. By using dovetail joints on each corner, the interlocking pins and tails of the joint resist being pulled appart and remain strong, this gives high tensile strength to the drawer.

What is the strongest joint for a drawer?

Dovetails are the strongest joint used in drawers. Like the box joint, a dovetail joint consists of fingers that fit together to increase surface area. Dovetails have a complex shape with angled surfaces that lock the two sides of a joint together. Once glued, a dovetail joint only can fail by breaking the wood.

Are box joints strong enough for drawers?

CONCLUSIONS. Choose box joints for a drawer rugged enough to be pulled out and used as a storage box or organizer. For mitered corners without visible end grain, lock miters have nearly the same strength.

Are lock miter joints strong?

Lock miters are strong, attractive joints that make assembly easy.

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