Dovetail drawers have a long history of quality
Dovetail joinery is a construction technique that evolved millennia ago and has been found in Egyptian tombs from the First Dynasty as well as in the tombs of Chinese emperors. It has been used in a wide range of applications from delicate jewelry boxes to timber-framed homes. Tails and pins are fashioned to exacting standards and then slipped together, locking and forming a joint with great tensile strength. Dovetail joinery is a sign of quality that’s easy to recognize and the technique is even used as a design element in a variety of styles, from antique to contemporary. This type of joinery is also used
in metal and stone construction like bridges and lighthouses.
Dovetail drawers are engineered to last
Because dovetails offer superior performance, Merillat Masterpiece offers them as a standard feature on all their drawer boxes and as an upgrade on their Merillat Classic line. Once this joint has been put together, it’s virtually impossible to pull apart. A Masterpiece drawer is built of 3/4″ thick solid maple with dovetail joinery at each corner with a solid plywood bottom, and is one of the reasons the Masterpiece line has a Limited Lifetime Warranty. For as long as you own your home, Merillat will repair or replace any part of a Masterpiece cabinet that has failed due to normal wear and tear.
At Carolina Kitchen & Bath, we sell Merillat products because of the dedication to excellence and value they represent. Come into our showroom, and let us show you products that you’ll be proud to have in your home. We offer quality cabinets and great design services; contact us today, we’d love to introduce you to Merillat quality!