Dovetail Drawer Boxes


Want beautiful all solid wood constructed dovetail boxes?  You have come to the right place.  We build right in our shop beautiful solid wood construction drawer boxes in many different wood species shown below. 

Dovetail joints have been used in the construction of fine furniture and cabinetry for centuries. Craftsmen have long known the advantage of the mechanical strength of the dovetail when used in making drawer boxes along with the aesthetic beauty of the joint itself. 


Our dovetail drawer boxes have 5/8” thick solid wood sides.  The bottoms are made out of 1/4" thick plywood.  Drawer boxes can be ordered unassembled, assembled, or assembled and clear finished.

Wood Options

Soft maple is our most popular hardwood drawer box option.  This wood species has grayish white sapwood, sometimes with darker colored pith flecks.  The heartwood varies from light to dark reddish/silvery brown.  This wood species also allows for knots to be present on the drawer boxes.  It's a cheaper option and the color variations give these drawers a beautiful look that blends in well with any kitchen. 

For those wanting a more consistent wood color option feel free to consider our hard maple drawer boxes.  The creamy sapwood color is carefully selected and mineral streak may be present.  Since this is real wood color variations will be present but it will be limited compared to the soft maple option.  If you are looking for a hardwood drawer box option with more consistent colors hard maple might be exactly what you are looking for. 

The mixed hardwood selection for drawer box side material will consist of glued up stock with a variety of hardwoods.  These drawers are attractive as we randomly mix the various species of wood used.  The wood comes from the fall-offs that occur during our everyday manufacturing.  This is an environmentally friendly option to consider with a beautiful and unique look.  The bottoms will come in maple unless you specify otherwise.

On top of the options above we can also do drawers in more wood species to get the look you are going for.  If you are looking for a natural dark wood option consider our walnut drawer boxes.  If you are looking for the cheapest dovetail wood option then consider poplar as an option.  We can also do red oak, white oak, birch, or cherry drawer boxes.  If there is anything you are looking at in particular let us know.    
  Additional Options are available for our dovetail drawer boxes shown below


A handle pull scoop front is available on interior pull out drawer boxes in an ogee style.

We can provide the notch and bore requirements for undermount drawer tracks. This notch appears on the bottom and in the back of the drawer box where it will not be seen when in use and is required for some drawer tracks to function properly. Our standard back notch is 1-3/8" wide but this can be adjusted if needed.


Cut down drawer sides can be ordered in three designs; a Straight Taper, a Half Taper with a flat top half way and a taper the remaining distance, and an S-Curve side which is shown to the left.
Hanging files install easily with pre-cut slots in 10” tall file drawers. The rail is 1/8” by 3/4" for spans up to 24”, and 1/8” by 1” for spans over 24”. We can supply the rails with the drawers, or you can supply your own, let us know when you are placing your order. Specify whether you want legal and/or letter files and how you want them positioned.

Want custom designed partitions and dividers for inside your drawer boxes?  Yes we can do this with an example in walnut wood shown to the left.  Let us know how you want this laid out and we will build the partitions and dividers how you have them laid out for inside the drawer boxes.  You can go with a basic design to a very detailed design with this option.  The limit is up to you. 


Drawer Slides
Scherr's can provide drawer slides for your project.  We can help with drawer measurements using these slides if you need help with fitting them inside a kitchen.  If it's for a new kitchen, a remodel, or going inside IKEA cabinets we can supply the drawers and drawer slides to fit your project needs.  There are two different slides we like to use shown below but we can also order in different slides as well.  If there is something you prefer using let us know. 

Blum Tandem undermount drawer slides are our premium full extension soft closing undermount slides we offer.  The function and feel of using these slides is unmatched and this is our go to drawer slide system. 

Knape & Vogt offers a top of the line ball bearing side mounted slide option.  These slides are high quality and come at a cheaper price point than the undermount slides comes at.